Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 8th August 2020
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Plenty of dry conditions in the west but still with thundery, heavy showers in the far east. High pressure developing in the north.
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal on Saturday, the threat of some showers in the northeast of Spain turning thundery later. Fair through much of the central Mediterranean although some showers in southern Italy. Thundery showers in northern and western Greece, but fair in the east of Greece. Mostly dry across Turkey but with the risk of scattered showers and cloudier skies.
Scattered showers developing in France where there will be sunshine and it should feel hot. The Low Countries and Germany should be dry with more sunshine. Some showers across Poland, Hungary and into Austria as well as Switzerland.
Sunny spells and dry in Denmark. Further sunny spells for the Baltic States and Finland. Sweden should be staying dry, again with sunny spells. Some showers affecting western Parts of Norway.
A mostly dry and fine day across Portugal and Spain, although the far north and northeastern regions of Spain could see some thundery showers developing later on. Largely dry across the Mediterranaean islands but Sicily and the southern tip of Italy will see some showers developing through the day. Still unsettled with showery rain across Greece but the main bulk of heavy showers will have moved over Turkey where they could be thundery too.
Some outbreaks of thundery rain for parts of northern Italy in the morning but then southern regions will be affected with heavy showerrs in the afternoon. Risk of some thundery and heavy showers across western regions of the Low Countries but mainly dry and fine. Some showers dveloping across northern and central Germany but plenty of dry weather to be had too. Showers becoming widespread across the Alps but northern regions of Switzerland and Austria should stay dry. Showers developing widely across Poland and far eastern Europe.
High pressure tries to build over Norway and Sweden bringing largely dry conditions, although still expect some rain across northwestern Norway and the far north of Sweden. A band of rain will cross Finland through the day as low pressure tracks eastwards. The Baltic States may see the odd few showers but weather improves through the day. Denmark will be largely dry and fine.