Europe - May 29, 2015
Warm sunshine south & east
Heavy rain spreads across northern Europe

Issued: 0530hrs Friday 29th May 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson


Scattered thunderstorms for Spain


Friday
Very warm across Iberia, but scattered thunderstorms will break out across Spain by Friday afternoon. Portugal stays mainly dry. Dry with sunshine for the central Mediterranean, including Italy and the Balkan states. Thundery rain for southern Greece and Crete. Thunderstorms will be widespread for southern Turkey and Cyprus. Outbreaks of rain and scattered afternoon thunderstorms for the Alpine region, also southern Germany and the Czech Republic. Away from the mountains, much of France will be dry, but a cold front may trigger heavy, thundery showers in the north, spreading across Belgium and the Netherlands. Showery for northern Germany and Denmark, then thundery rain will develop toward evening. Outbreaks of rain and heavy showers across Norway, Sweden and Finland, with low pressure in charge. Thundery for eastern Ukraine and western Russia. Patchy rain for Poland. Dry overall for Romania and Bulgaria.


Saturday
Staying hot for southern Spain and Portugal. Thunderstorms developing through the day for central and eastern Spain. Mainly dry for France, but scattered storms in the south. Widespread thundery rain is likely across the Alpine region and northern Italy. Southern Italy will be dry and warm. Fair weather too for the Balkan states and Greece. Outbreaks of heavy rain for Turkey, mainly in the east, and also Cyprus. Showery rain for the Low Countries and northern Germany, although southern Germany and the Czech Republic will be mainly dry. Windy with heavy rain at times in Denmark and southern Sweden. A few showers in northern Scandinavia. A little rain for Poland. Warm temperatures across eastern Europe may trigger local thunderstorms.


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