Issued: 0530hrs Friday 22nd August 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Staying fine in the south but cool and unsettled to north
Expect a few scattered showers across England today with showers forecast for northern France. Southern France will see some rain with central parts fair and dry. A few showers to may affect north eastern parts of Spain, but for much of Spain and Portugal should be fine, dry and sunny. Most of Italy, Greece and Turkey should also be sunny and dry. Scattered showers develop across the Adriatic Region and Bulgaria today with some heavy showers over the Alps.
Cloudy across Belgium and Holland with outbreaks of rain and heavy showers. Showers too are the forecast for much of Scandinavia with the heaviest showers. Northern parts of Norway and Sweden along with most of Finland. A band of heavy rain will be moving across Russia with plenty of showers expected across the Baltic States. Poland, Belarus, western parts of the Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic should be fair and dry with sunny spells. Showers will be moving across the eastern Ukraine. A strong north wind will be blowing down through the Aegean Sea.
High pressure builds through Spain and Portugal on Saturday bringing another fine day with lots of sunshine. There will be sunshine through the Balearics and a few showers in northern Italy. Central and southern Italy should be dry too with further spells of warm sunshine here.
For Greece the day is going to be dry with sunny spells, and it should be staying dry through Turkey too.
Fair in western France but to the east there will be some heavy showers. Further heavy showers in the Low Countries and northern Germany, but southern Germany should be drier with some sunshine here. Heavy showers in Poland too. For Switzerland, Hungary and Austria it is likely to be rather cloudy with a few showers.
Low pressure brings strong winds and heavy showers through Denmark. Rain affecting the Baltic States and Finland too. Further rain in Sweden and in Norway, some of it heavy at times.