Issued: 0530hrs Monday 19th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Showery outbreaks of rain north, thunderstorms central Europe, dry and bright south
Showers, some thundery, develop over northern Spain later on Monday but the rest of Spain and Portugal stay dry, warm and sunny. Settled, fair conditions continue for the Balearics and much of Italy though Alpine areas could see some heavy, thundery showers at times. Sunny, very warm and dry for the Balkans, Greece and much of Turkey though some southern-central areas could see heavy showers.
A band of light, showery rain affects far northwestern France, the Low Countries and northwestern Germany. Further to the south a band of heavy, thundery showers affects southeastern France, Switzerland, Austria, southeastern Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. These could be particularly heavy for eastern Poland. A mostly fine and dry day elsewhere across western and central Europe.
Blustery showers for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden while parts of Finland will continue to see some heavy rain. This moves into northern parts of Norway and Sweden later. Western parts of Norway could see persistent rain throughout the day while showers affect the Baltic States. These could turn thundery for Lithuania later.
Most of Spain and Portugal see the continuation of sunny and warm weather through Tuesday though thundery showers are expected for northeastern Spain. Dry, warm and sunny conditions for the Balearic Islands, much of Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey. Thundery showers developing at times to the far north of Italy and over central Turkey.
A band of heavy rain with some thundery downpours extends from southern France, across Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany, the Czech Republic and into western Poland on Tuesday. A fair day to the northwest of this for much of France, the Low Countries and northern Germany with just the odd isolated shower here.
Showery conditions continue over much of Scandinavia with a mixture of good spells of sunshine and scattered outbreaks of showery rain for much of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland on Tuesday. Showers tending to ease through the day. A cloudier day for the Baltic States but just a slight chance of a shower here.