Issued: 0530hrs Friday 23rd August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure builds bringing increasingly dry and settled conditions to northern Europe
Lots of sunshine and fine weather through Spain and Portugal. Plenty of sunshine too in the Balearics. Heavy showers over central and northern parts of Italy. Drier and bright to the south. Greece and Turkey should be mostly dry although an isolated heavy shower can't be ruled out over the mountains in the afternoon.
Good spells of sunshine in much of France but some cloud to the east. Clouding over in the Low Countries. Germany should be fair with good periods of sunshine. Poland will have lots of sunshine and should stay dry through the day. Some cloud and heavy showers in Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia.
Rain, some of it heavy in northernDenmark and southwestern Sweden. Fine with high pressure bringing sunshine to the Baltic States. Showery outbreaks of rain for Finland and northern Sweden. Norway will have rain to the southwest, some showers in the north.
More sunshine and dry, warm weather for Spain, Portugal and the Balearic Islands. Thundery showers developing through the afternoon for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Balkans. These could be very heavy near Italy's Adriatic coast. Mostly dry, sunny and very warm for Greece and Turkey with the odd shower for the far northeast of Turkey.
A dry and fair day with good spells of sunshine for much of France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland. Isolated heavy showers developing for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. These may be thundery in nature with hail.
Early showery rain clears Finland and the Baltic States leaving a dry and mostly sunny day for much of Scandinavia. A dry day with plenty of sunshine for Denmark, Sweden and much of Norway. A threat of light, drizzly rain for Norway's west coast.