Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 4th August 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and warm Mediterranean, staying warm in the east too
Thundery rain will advance across eastern France, Belgium and the Netherlands early on Monday as a cold front moves eastwards. Heavy falls of rain extend to western Germany and into Denmark and southern Norway through the day, later spreading into Sweden.
A cooler and fresher day for France, with sunshine breaking through widely. Highs of 25C in Paris. Hot and dry for Spain and Portugal, again into the upper 30s Celsius. Thundery showers for the Alpine region. Hot with scattered thunderstorms for Italy and Greece. Hot and humid for eastern Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Staying dry until late in the day, then risk of thundery showers spreading from west. Dry and very warm in Finland and the Baltic states.
A fine day in Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. The sunshine extending through the Balearics too. Just a few showers in the far south of Italy, but dry and very warm overall. Scattered showers for Greece and Turkey but overall it will be dry.
A fair day in France and the Low Countries with more sunny spells. Staying fair for Germany and most of Poland, although some cloud in the north and east with an odd shower here. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland should be dry with sunny spells and some good sunny spells.
Sunny spells across Denmark and dry. Scattered thundery showers in the Baltic States and Finland. Mostly fair across Sweden. Probably stay largely fair across Norway too.