Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 2nd August 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
More thunderstorms for France and the Alps
Low pressure is the dominant feature across Europe on Saturday, with widespread areas of thundery rain. Southern Spain is hot and sunny, but a cold front brings thundery rain to northern Spain and Portugal. Thundery too in northern Italy, but southern Italy and much of the central Mediterranean will see warm sunshine. Quite cool with heavy rain and thunderstorms for France, Switzerland and Austria. Partly cloudy, but warm for Germany, the Low Countries and Denmark, and there will be scattered thunderstorms. Thundery too for the Czech Republic, Croatia and northern Greece. Warm and sunny in southern Greece, Crete and the Aegean Sea. Scattered thunderstorms and warm sunshine in Turkey. Eastern Europe is hot with plenty of sunshine. Finland and Sweden are also warm with sunshine, but rain will affect the west of Norway.
Further thundery showers in northern Spain on Sunday, but Portugal, central and southern Spain will be hot and sunny. Sunshine too for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Thundery rain continues to affect France, and across the Alps for Switzerland and Austria. Northern and central Italy is also thundery, but drier with sunshine in the south. Scattered showers for the Balkan states and Greece, but also plenty of warm sunshine. Turkey and Cyprus are also warm and sunny. A few thunderstorms for Belgium and the Netherlands, whilst a more active area of heavy rain and thunderstorms affects Germany, as a cold front moves east. Thundery too in the Czech Republic. Rain also affects Denmark and southern areas of Norway and Sweden. High pressure centred over northern Russia drags a warm southerly flow across eastern Europe, with dry weather for Poland, the Baltic states and Finland. Northern Scandinavia is mostly dry and bright.