Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 18th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Unsettled conditions prevail over northwestern Europe
A few showers for the far north of Spain on Sunday while the rest of Iberia stays dry, bright and warm. Very warm, dry and sunny weather prevails across the Mediterranean for the Balearics, Italy and Greece. A few showers may develop over central portions of Turkey.
A band of showery rain spreads southeastward across France and Germany on Sunday reaching Switzerland, the Czech Republic and western Poland later in the day. There may be some very heavy bursts of rain embedded within this. Mostly bright but showery weather follows to the northwest for the Low Countries. Staying mostly dry and bright for Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
A band of heavy rain spreads from southern Sweden into western Finland on Sunday. Across the rest of Scandinavia will be a mixture of sunny spells and frequent scattered showers. Strong winds continue too for southern areas. Cloudier for the Baltic States with showers here too.
Showers, some thundery, continue over northern Spain 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 areas could see heavy showers.
A band of light, showery rain affects northwestern France, the Low Countries and northwestern Germany. Further to the south a band of heavy, thundery showers affects Switzerland, Austria, 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.