Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 7th July 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine central and southern Europe, but showers and rain in the north
Very warm, dry and sunny for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy on Tuesday. Just a slight chance of a shower developing over southern Italy. Dry, warm and fine too for Greece and Turkey though thunderstorms are expected to develop widely over western Greece later. Isolated showers may also develop over Turkey.
High pressure building over western Europe brings a dry and fine day to much of France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Showery outbreaks of rain may affect North Sea coasts of Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany at times. A band of heavy rain clears east from Poland, Slovakia and Hungary leaving a dry and fine day here too.
Scattered showers affect Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden on Tuesday though there will be good spells of sunshine in between. Patchy outbreaks of rain also affect western parts of Finland and the Baltic States while eastern areas are drier but rather cloudy.
Showers in eastern and northern Spain, some heavy. Drier for Portugal and the south of Spain. The Balearics will be fine with sunshine here. Staying fine and sunny for Corsica and Sardinia as well as Italy. Greece and Turkey with have some sunny spells, although heavy showers in northern Turkey.
Fine for France with plenty of sunshine. A few showers affecting the Low Countries with some showery rian in northern Germany too. The south of Germany should be fair with plenty of sunshine. More rain and cloud in northern Poland, but fair to the south. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will be dry with sunshine here.
Denmark should be fair with lots of sunshine. More sunshine in the far south of Sweden and Norway. Showers in the Baltic States and Finland, these heavy, thundery and prolonged in some places. More sunshine in northern Sweden. Showers across western parts of Norway.