Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 6th May 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Lots of sunshine northern Europe
Slack low pressure exists across southern Europe, resulting in widespread thunderstorms breaking out through the day. These will be quiet scattered for Spain and Portugal, with north-western Iberia and also Andalucia likely escaping dry. Very warm, reaching 28C in Portugal. Nearer 23C on eastern Spanish costas. Thundery for Italy, also southern France and into the Alps. Extensive thunderstorms for Greece , Bulgaria and the southern Balkans.
High pressure across northern-central Europe brings plenty of dry and warm weather. Lots of sunshine, and temperatures reaching 22 to 25C for Germany, the Low Countries and France, locally warmer. High pressure also extends into Scandinavia. Dry for the Baltic and also Poland. A little drizzle for western Norway. A front brings some rain to the far north. Temperatures 20 to 24C in eastern Sweden.
A similar picture across Europe, with thunderstorms in the south, but plenty of warm sunshine for northern countries. A scattering of afternoon storms for Spain and Portugal. Thunderstorms breaking out more widely for southern France, the western Alps and down the spine of Italy. Thundery again also for Greece and the southern Balkans.
High pressure maintains dry weather for northern France, the Low Countries, Germany and much of eastern Europe. Southern Scandinavia also stays dry and sunny. A cold front moves across northern Norway and Sweden, bringing rain, or snow on the mountains, which also extends to northern Finland. Very warm again for the east & south of Sweden.