Issued: 0530hrs Monday 1st July 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Fresher conditions arrive from the northwest through Monday, very warm to the south
Another hot day for Spain and Portugal with some showers for the north coast of Spain through the day. Thunderstorms for central Spain through the afternoon. The Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey should see the continuation of dry and very warm conditions on Monday.
A band of showers, some heavy and thundery, work their way southeastward across France and southern Germany on Monday. These also affecting Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and southern Poland. Fresher conditions follow behind this rain to the northwest. Ahead of this, over southeastern Europe conditions remain hot and dry.
Fresh westerly winds bring a mixture of sunny spells and showers across much of Scandinavia, Finland and the Baltic States on Monday. These showers may be particularly heavy for southern and central Sweden.
Showers continue over the far north of Spain on Tuesday while thunderstorms flare up over northern and central parts of Spain and northern Portugal through the afternoon. Dry, hot and sunny elsewhere in Iberia. Continuing mostly dry, very warm and sunny across the Mediterranean though parts of Corsica and the southern half of Italy could see an isolated shower through the afternoon.
Isolated showers over the southern half of France on Tuesday. Fresher to the north where it should stay dry and bright. Dry and sunny too for the Low Countries and Germany. Heavy showers, some thundery, continuing for parts of Switzerland and Austria. A band of heavy showers clears southern Poland through the morning followed by another band of showers into the northern half of the country later.
A dry and mostly bright day for Denmark while the Baltic States will be rather overcast with thundery outbreaks of rain. Mostly dry and bright for Norway, Sweden and Finland though there will be some showers and outbreaks of rain at times. These heaviest and most persistent for southern Finland and western Norway.