Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 28th August 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain moves across France and Germany
A hot and sunny day for central and southern Spain. A front brings more cloud and patchy rain to northern Spain. Risk of a shower over the Pyrennes. Dry overall and partly cloudy in Portugal. Plenty of warm sunshine across the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Sunny spells for Italy, and a few thundery showers. Warm sunshine and a few showers for Greece and Turkey. Plenty of sunshine for the Balkan states. Warm and sunny for southern France, but weak fronts bring more cloud and outbreaks of rain to central and northern France and the Low Countries. Sunshine and a few showers for Switzerland and Austria, whilst the Czech Republic is dry and fine. Fair weather also for Germany, although thicker cloud toward the west. Showery around the Baltic Sea, including Finland, and feeling cool in a northerly breeze. Sweden, Norway and Denmark are generally fair with sunshine.
Hot sunshine again for Spain and Portugal, although quite breezy in the north and west of Iberia. Fine and warm conditions extend across most of the Mediterranean, with a just scattering of showers for Italy. Breezy for Greece and Turkey, although generally dry except for the odd heavy shower. Warm in the south of France, but cooler in the north. Rain, at times heavy, affects central France and Switzerland. Some rain too for Germany, and staying cloudy. Dry overall in Austria and the Czech Republic, with plenty of sunshine for eastern Europe on the whole. Patchy rain for Denmark and southern Norway, although northern Scandinavia is dry with sunshine, but quite cool. Showers may affect the east coast of Sweden, and also Finland and the Baltic States.