Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 4th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cool and unsettled Scandinavia, fair and warm for southern areas
Fine and hot for most of Spain and Portugal today. There is a risk of some thunderstorms in northwest Spain. Hot and sunny in the central Mediterranean. Western Italy should be dry, sunny and hot although there will be some heavy showers in the east. Greece should be dry with lots of sunshine. Turkey is going to be dry and hot with sunshine too.
Scattered thunderstorms in southern France but fair for most with good spells of sunshine. A fine day through the Low Countries, again with lots of sunshine here. More sunshine in much of Germany and Poland, although some wind and rain to the north. Dry and bright in Hungary but some showers for Austria and Switzerland.
Wind and rain affecting Denmark and southern Sweden. This rain also troubling the Baltic States. Finland, central and northern Sweden will have sunny spells and showers. Norway will be cool and bright, some showers here too.
Hot, dry and sunny weather through most of Spain and Portugal, although some thunderstorms in the far north. Fine in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia with some showers in eastern parts of Italy. Greece and Turkey will be dry and sunny as well as hot.
Some patchy drizzle in the far west of France, but mainly dry and sunny here. A few thunderstorms could affect the south. Germany and the Low Countries will be fine and sunny. A scattering of thundery showers around the Alps. Austria and Hungary should be dry. Some rain in northern Poland.
Sunny spells and dry for Denmark. Windy and unsettled as well as cool in the Baltic States where there will be heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Further showers and rain in Finland, with showers too in northern Sweden. Cool with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers for Norway.