Issued: 0530hrs Monday 26th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Dry & very warm for many across Europe with occasional scattered thunderstorms
Thundery showers become more widespread over Portugal and Spain on Monday but there will still be plenty of sunshine around. Mostly dry and sunny for the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia. Afternoon thunderstorms for Italy and the Balkans while Greece and Turkey should see mostly dry, sunny and very warm weather conditions.
A dry and mostly fair day for France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland though isolated afternoon thunderstorms threaten for the Netherlands, Germany and southern Poland. A cloudier day for the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia with frequent thunderstorms here too.
High pressure continues to hold on over southern Scandinavia and the Baltic States bringing a dry and bright day to Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and much of Norway, Sweden and Finland too. Outbreaks of showery rain for the far north of Norway, Sweden and Finland.
Thunderstorms continue for northern and eastern parts of Spain, spreading to the Balearic Islands too. Dry and very warm elsewhere across Iberia. Isolated showers, some of them thundery, too for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey but it will be mostly dry with good spells of sunshine and very warm temperatures.
After a dry and bright start, thundery showers will spread across much of France, heaviest in the west. Clouding over later for the Low Countries but staying dry here. A mostly fair and very warm day for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia though there is a risk of thundery showers popping up through the afternoon. These most likely over the Alps, the Czech Republic and northern parts of Germany.
Another mostly sunny and dry day for the Baltic States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland as high pressure stays close by. There will be some broken cloud around and outbreaks of rain at times for northern parts of Norway and Finland. Thundery showers developing over Denmark later.