European Summary - July 28, 2015
Hot south, cool north
Some rain France & Alps

Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 28th July 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson

Frequent rain and showers for Scandinavia

Hot and sunny for Spain and Portugal, with highs into the upper 30s Celsius, locally topping 40C. High temperatures also extend across southern France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Plenty of sunshine across southern Europe. Much cooler conditions affect central and northern Europe. Low pressure in Biscay will produce outbreaks of rain for western France. Dry and bright for eastern France and Belgium. Cool, blustery and showery for northern France, the Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark. Showers too for Poland. Generally dry, bright and fresh for southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Frequent slow moving showers for southern Norway and Sweden. Sunshine and a few showers for northern Scandinavia. Highs around 20C in Finland, and mainly dry.

A continued north-south divide in temperatures across Europe. Remaining very hot in the south, but cool and blustery northern-central areas. Highs again nudging 40C in southern Spain and Portugal. Isolated thundery showers in north-east Spain. An area of rain and possible thunderstorms may affect the Alpine region from the early hours of Wednesday, persisting throughout the day. Sunny for Italy, Greece and Turkey. Mainly dry and sunny across northern and western France, although temperatures rather cool. Showery for Germany and the Low Countries. Unsettled across Scandinavia, with frequent bursts of heavy rain in southern Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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