Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 2nd August 2020
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Thundery downpours across central Europe. Staying mixed in the north but drier further south.
Another hot day to come across southern Spain and Portugal, again up to 40C for some areas. A fresh breeze continues around Biscay coasts, with a chance of local showers. Hot in the far south of France too, but much of France, the Low Countries and Germany will be fresher with a westerly breeze, sunshine and scattered showers.
A risk of thunderstorms breaking out widely across the Alps and northern ltaly, plus eastern Germany and the Czech Republic. The heat will be confined to the far east of Germany and Poland, where topping 30C. Generally dry across east and southeastern Europe. Chance of a thundery shower by afternoon in southern Greece.
Low pressure moving into Scandinavia brings rain to southern Norway and thundery showers for Denmark and southern Sweden. Warm and humid in southeast Sweden. Thunderstorms may also form across Finland, whilst the far north should be dry. Also likely dry for the Baltic states.
Largely dry across Spain and Portugal and feeling hot once again, however, eastern parts of Spain as well as the Balearic Islands look to see more in the way of cloud about and some scattered showers through the afternoon. Windy across Sardinia and Corsica with some patchy rain for northern areas of Sardinia but largely dry elsewhere. Rain, some heavy spells, across northern ltaly but drier further south. Largely dry across Greece and Turkey although there is the risk of some showers developing over the eastern Turkish resorts.
A risk of thunderstorms still across the Alps although these have progressed more eastwards with the heaviest of rainfall across Austria and Slovenia as well as into Croatia. Largely dry over France but with cloud and rain across northern and eastern areas. The Low Countries look to be mainly wet with Germany seeing rain in the west and south. Poland largely cloudy with heavy spells of rain in the far south.
Low pressure remains to the west of Norway therefore Norway will continue to see mostly cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain, particularly over western areas. Sweden looks to see some rain over central regions but mainly dry elsewhere. Finland will remain unsettled with rain in the south but drier in the north. Rain largely clearing the Baltic States.