Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 6th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Thunderstorms for central Europe. Cooler to the north, warmer to the south.
Hot, dry and sunny weather through most of Spain and Portugal, although some thunderstorms will develop in southeastern Spain later. Dry and fine for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy though there may be an isolated shower or two for southern and eastern parts of Italy. Hot and mostly dry for Greece and Turkey with showers developing for western Greece.
A warm day for France with scattered, isolated showers through the morning. Through the afternoon and evening there is the potential for thunderstorms to develop through central areas. These spreading eastward across Switzerland and into western Austria. A band of showery rain spreads southeastward across Benelux, Germany and Poland bringing fresher but dry and bright conditions behind it to the north. A mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain for Denmark, southern parts of Norway and Sweden and the Baltic States on Saturday. Showers, some of them heavy, affecting much of Finland and northern Sweden too. There will be some sunnier spells later for Finland.
Sunday sees the continuation of thundery showers over the eastern half of Spain. Dry, sunny and warm to the west and for Portugal. Hazy sunshine for the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia with a chance of a shower or two developing through the afternoon. A mostly dry and bright day for Italy but the northern half of the country could see showers developing later. A mostly dry and very warm day for Greece and Turkey.
Thunderstorms continuing for central-eastern parts of France, Switzerland and Austria through Sunday and these spreading further east to Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine. A bright and mostly dry day for the Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland though northern areas could see the odd scattered shower.
A bright start to the day for Denmark gives way to cloudier, showery conditions. Breezy with frequent outbreaks of rain for southern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland and for the Baltic States. Brighter, with less frequent showers, for northern Scandinavia.