Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 30th August 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair Mediterranean, showers & rain central and northern Europe
Staying hot in Spain and Portugal, and it will stay largely dry, apart from a few afternoon showers, mostly toward the Pyrenees. Plenty of fair weather for France, although scattered thundery showers affect the Alps in the afternoon. Thundery showers also breaking out for Switzerland, Austria and Italy.
Breezy in Greece and Turkey, with warm sunshine and the odd shower. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain for Germany, Denmark and the Low Countries, and it will be fairly cool. Rain moves into Poland, but much of eastern Europe stays dry.
Heavy rain for south-west Norway, and patchy rain may extend into southern Sweden. However, the Baltic Sea and northern Scandinavia are dry with sunshine.
A fair day to come through Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine here. Staying sunny in the Balearics. Some heavy showers could affect central and northern Italy. Greece should be dry with more sunshine, although some heavy showers in Turkey.
A fair day with lots of sunshine in France. Some rain for the Low Countries and Germany. Heavy and thundery showers being triggered in Switzerland and Hungary as well as Austria. Rather cloudy through Poland with further showers here.
Cloud and rain for Denmark, some heavy at times. largely fair for the Baltic States with sunny spells here. Staying fair through Finland with more sunshine to come. Cloud and some showery outbreaks of rain across southern Sweden but the north should be dry. Mostly far for Norway with sunshine here.