Issued: 0530hrs Friday 28th August 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Hot for many by Saturday
High pressure influences most of Europe, bringing plenty of dry weather. Very warm in Spain and Portugal, temperatures well into the 30s Celsius, and locally the upper 30s for Andalucia and the Algarve. Highs around 34C in central Italy. There may be an isolated thundery shower for the Italian peninsula and also across the Alps. Hot for south-eastern Europe, including the Balkan region and toward the Black Sea, highs into the mid-30s Celsius. Warm too for Greece and Turkey. A weak but slow moving front brings a lot of cloud to France and Germany, and a few spots of rain, although many areas will stay dry. Temperatures ranging from 33C in the south of France, to 22C for northern France & the Low Countries. Breezy but mainly dry for Denmark, southern Sweden and the Baltic. Showery across Norway. Some heavy rain for Finland and northern Sweden.
Heat builds across much of Europe on Saturday, although far northern parts stay cooler and changeable. Mainly dry across the continent, best sunshine in central and southern Europe, more cloud in the north. Temperatures into the high 30s for southern Spain and Portugal, may trigger isolated thundery showers late in the day. Similar very warm temperatures for most of France, Italy and south-east Europe, well into the 30s for many areas. Highs between ranging from 25 to 33C from north to south across Germany and Poland. Some rain may affect northern France, later extending into Belgium and the Netherlands. Scattered thunderstorms are likely to break out across the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Southern Scandinavia will be mainly dry and warm, but intermittent rain affects western Norway, and also Finland.