Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 6th August 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair central and southern areas, showers in the UK and west
A dry, sunny and hot for Spain and Portugal. Also dry and sunny across the Balearic Islands as well as across Sardinia and Corsica. Southern Italy will continue to see outbreaks of thundery rain with showers also affecting Siciliy. Greece will see outbreaks of heavy rain too, particularly in the north where there are likely to be thunderstorms. Turkey will see more in the way of cloudy skies but should remain dry.
A dry, fine and very warm day over western Europe including northern Italy. However, rain will become heavy and possibly thundery over Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and particularly heavy over parts of Serbia and Bulgaria with lots of lightning to be seen. Poland will be largely dry but with cloud and patchy rain in the far south.
Gradually becoming more settled across Scandinavia although showers will affect mainly coastal regions of Norway and Sweden. Finland will see cloudier skies and outbreaks of rain but mostly light. Becoming drier here through the afternoon. Rain could catch northern parts of Denmark through the morning but generally it will be dry and fine and feeling warm. A largely dry day through the Baltic States.
Thunderstorms breaking out across northern and eastern Spain on Friday. Fair for Portugal, central and southern Spain with lots of hot sunshine. More sunshine to come across the Balearics and through Corsica and Sardinia. Thunderstorms may affect the south of Italy, whilst central and northern areas are dry and sunny. Fair for Greece and Turkey with more sunshine here throughout the day.
France will have a mostly dry day with lots of sunshine, although some showers in western France. The Low Countries and Germany will be dry with more sunshine. Staying fine in Poland, more sunshine. The dry weather persists through Austria with more sunshine here. Showers in Switzerland, some of them heavy.
Denmark is going to be fine with plenty of sunshine and dry weather. The Baltic States will be dry with more sunshine and this continues into Finland. Sweden stays dry and sunny. Norway will have a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.