Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 16th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and warm west, thundery and colder east
A warm, mostly dry and bright day for Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands. Early showers clearing from Corsica and Sardinia to leave a warm and fine day here. Heavy showers affecting southern Italy but these clearing to the south through the afternoon. Heavy rain, with some thundery bursts, affecting much of Greece on Tuesday while isolated thundery showers will flare up over southern coastal regions of Turkey.
A dry and fine day for much of western Europe on Tuesday. Variable amounts of cloud mixed with good sunny spells for France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A band of showery rain will move southeastward across Poland through the day.
Variable amounts of cloudy and some good sunny spells for Denmark and southern portions of Norway and Sweden. Scattered showers affecting northern regions of Scandinavia. An area of low pressure brings outbreaks of rain and fresh winds to southeastern Sweden, southern Finland and the Baltic States.
Showers, some of them heavy in northern Italy. fair to the south with lots of sunshine. Italy will be sunny and warm. Scattered thunderstorms in Greece with heavier storms affecting Turkey.
Fine and very warm in France, plenty of sunshine. Isolated showers for the Low Countries and northern Germany. Fine in the south with more sunshine. Poland should be fair too with more sunshine, although some rain may affect the east. Hungary should be dry and sunny, but heavy thunderstorms extend through Austria and Switzerland.
Isolated showers in Denmark with sunshine too. Rain and showers in the Baltic States. Finland will have a few showers. Fine in Sweden and chilly. Scattered showers for southern Norway, drier and brighter to the north.