Europe - July 31, 2014
Thundery Alps and Balkans
Hot sunshine in Spain

Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 31st July 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson

Showery in Scandinavia, cooler in Norway

Hot, dry and sunny today in Spain and Portugal. Fine conditions extend across the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Scattered thunderstorms for Italy, but also warm sunny spells. Heavy rain and thunderstorms for the Balkan states and northern parts of Greece, although better across the Greek Islands with some sunshine. Turkey is generally fine and warm. Sunshine for France, Belgium and most of Germany. Scattered bursts of thundery rain for southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Thunderstorms for eastern parts of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Breezy with a few showers in Denmark and southern Sweden. Cool and showery in western Norway. A cold front brings thundery rain to Finland, the Baltic states and parts of Poland, whilst it is hot further east.

Another hot day for Spain and Portugal, although a fresh northerly breeze around western coasts. Scattered thunderstorms may break out in northern Spain and the Pyrenees. A few showers too in western France. Much of central and eastern France is fine although the risk of thundery showers toward the Alps. Thunderstorms may also break out for Italy and the Balkans, plus the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Warm sunshine for the islands of Greece, and staying hot and sunny in Turkey and Cyprus. Mostly fine with sunshine in the Low Countries and Germany. Quite cloudy for Poland, with a little rain. Showery for Scandinavia, feeling cool in western Norway.

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