Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Outbreaks of rain & showers north & west; dry & settled east & south
A warm and dry day across much the Mediterranean on Thursday. Showers edging into northern Portugal and northwestern parts of Spain through the late afternoon and evening. Staying dry for the Balearic Islands and southern Italy. Northern parts of Italy could see some afternoon thundery showers developing. Dry and very warm for Greece and Turkey.
A mostly fair day for France though northwestern areas will see showers developing, some of them heavy. A dry day for the Low Countries while isolated scattered showers will affect parts of Germany and Poland. These clearing later. Showers and outbreaks of, sometimes heavy, rain for Austria while Switzerland should stay mostly dry and bright.
Heavy outbreaks of rain affecting much of Scandinavia and the Baltic States on Thursday. A windy day too for parts of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Elsewhere the heaviest rain will be focused over Denmark and southern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland. Rain becomes increasingly showery toward the north.
Early showers easing over the northern half of Portugal and northwestern Spain where there will be fresher conditions throughout the day. Warmer and dry elsewhere across Iberia. A warm and dry day for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, Greece and Turkey. A few showers may develop at times for the Balkans.
Outbreaks of showery rain and thunderstorms will spread southeastward across France, Benelux and Germany on Friday. Temperatures will feel fresher for northwestern parts of France and Germany and for the Low Countries. Showers easing to the east over Poland through the day to leave a dry and fair afternoon. Dry and fair conditions too for Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The best of the sunshine over eastern parts of Europe.
A brighter start to the day for Denmark though rain will move in from the southwest later. Further heavy outbreaks of rain affecting the Baltic States. A drier and brighter day on the whole for Norway, Sweden and Finland though there will be showers at times, some of them heavy over southern Finland.