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Europe - May 27, 2016
Torrential thunderstorms
Fair eastern Mediterranean

Issued: 0530hrs Friday 27th May 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling

Torrential thundery rain in central Europe, but lots of sunshine in central and eastern Mediterranean

Heavy showers in Portugal on Friday. The showers affect the north of Spain too, but elsewhere it should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Staying fine and sunny for the Balearics too. More sunshine to come in Italy. Greece should be dry with lots of sunshine here. Heavy showers in much of central and eastern Turkey, but fair to the west.
France looks set to have some heavy thunderstorms in central and northern areas, drier ot the south. Scattered showers for the Low Countries. Northern Germany is likely to be drier with sunny spells, although showers in central and southern areas. Heavy showers affecting Poland too. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland have a mix of sunshine and showers throughout.
High pressure brings plenty of dry weather in Scandinavia. Denmark is going to be dry with plenty of sunshine here. More sunshine to come i the Baltic States as well as Finland. Sweden should be mostly dry, although there could be som drizzle in the east at first. Norway will be dry with lots of sunshine.

Thundery showers across Spain and Portugal on Friday with the heaviest of them in the north. Warm and dry for the Balearic Islands as well as Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be fair with lots of sunshine, but a few showers in the far north. Fair for Greece with lots of sunshine here. Further sunshine in western Greece although some heavy showers in the east.
Heavy showers and longer spells of thundery rain affecting much of France today. Staying wet with further heavy thunderstorms and rain in the Low Countries. Western Germany will have heavy showers but the east should be dry. Scattered heavy showers in eastern and southern Poland. Lots of thundery showers in Hungary, Switzerland and Austria.
A fair and breezy day in Denmark with lots of sunshine. Scattered showers for the Baltic States but mostly dry. Fair with lots of sunshine in Finland and much of Sweden. Some rain in southwest Norway, but fair in central and northern areas.

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