Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 5th September 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Showers and outbreaks of rain for many; thunderstorms affecting the Balkans
Heavy showers and some thunderstorms forming in southeastern parts of Spain today. A few showers too in northern Spain. Elsewhere Iberia should be dry with sunny spells. Very warm for southern Portugal. Fair in the Balearics and most of Italy although some rain in the north and some thunderstorms to the south. Greece will be mostly dry although some coastal showers could develop. Heavy showers and thunderstorms in western Turkey, a chance of more persistent rain.
Fair in France with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Further showers in northern Germany but most of Germany dry with sunshine. Fair for much of Poland with sunny spells. Thunderstorms and rain in the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland.
Low pressure brings heavy showers to Denmark today. There will be a mix of sunshine and showers in Sweden, some of the showers will be heavy. Finland and the Baltics will have further showers, some heavy. The showers also affecting Norway where some are also heavy and thundery.
A few showers linger for eastern Spain and the Balearic Islands but, on the whole, its a dry and bright day across Iberia. Thundery showers continue for northern Italy but showers should clear southern areas leaving brighter conditions. A few thundery showers for the Balkans, northern Greece and southern Turkey but staying dry, bright and warm elsewhere in southeast Europe.
A mostly dry and fine day for France, the Low Countries and Germany though a front will bring increasing cloud from the north throughout the day and outbreaks of rain to northern areas through the late afternoon and evening. Cloudy but mostly dry for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia with just the odd shower here. These may be thundery for Hungary and Slovakia.
Further outbreaks of rain for Denmark and Finland. These heavy for western Denmark. Mostly dry and bright for the Baltic States. Southern parts of Sweden and Norway stay mostly dry but overcast with a chance of showers for southwestern areas.