Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 3rd September 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly with sunshine and showers in central and western areas, warmer in the east
Dry and warm for most of Spain and Portugal, although cooler with a fresher breeze toward the north & north-west of Iberia. Scattered thundery showers toward the Pyrenees and the Balearic Islands. Hot and dry for southern Italy and south-eastern Europe. Thundery rain affects northern Italy, Switzerland & Austria, later moving into the Czech Republic. Much of France will stay dry, bright and fresh around 18 to 23C. Scattered showers for northern France and Belgium, becoming frequent for the Netherlands, moving off the North Sea on a strong and cool north-westerly wind. Blustery showers too for Denmark. Fairly cloudy across Germany, with some heavy rain in the south, but often dry in central areas. Mainly dry and warm in Poland, highs of 25C. Cool and showery in southern Sweden and Norway. Brighter further north. Isolated showers in Finland.
Thundery showers or longer spells of rain in northeastern Spain on Friday. Dry elsewhere with sunny spells and staying dry across Portugal too, again with some sunshine. Scattered heavy showers in Italy, but mostly dry across the south. Sunny and dry across Greece and Turkey, late summer warmth here.
For France cloud and some showers affecting more northern areas but drier elsewhere with sunny spells. Wet and cold in the Low Countries with cloud and rain throughout the day, together with strong winds. Rain affecting northwest Germany. The rest of Germany should be dry with sunny spells. Some rain in eastern Poland, but dry in Austria and Hungary although heavy showers in Switzerland.
Low pressure brings showers and some cloud through Denmark. Further rain and cloud in southern Norway. The Baltic States will have a scattering of showers and these might affect Finland too. Further showers in Norway, some of them heavy.