Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 30th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Hot and sunny through southern Europe, cloudy and rain to the north
Some heavy showers over eastern and northern parts of Spain through Saturday. More southern and western areas should be drier with sunny spells. Fine through Italy with lots of sunshine and it should be staying warm and sunny across Greece and Turkey too. Remaining sunny for Bulgaria and Romania.
Plenty of cloud and rain through central parts of Europe. France has showers to the north and west. Some showers reaching the Low Countries, but for Germany it should be drier with sunny spells. Cloud and some rain in Switzerland and Austria with fair conditions in Hungary.
Cloud and some showers blowing east through the Baltic States, with some rain affecting Finland. Sunny spells and mainly dry through Sweden. Norway will have some showers and it is likely to be breezy here.
Fine with sunny spells across Portugal and Spain on Sunday. There will be some cloud over northeast Scotland and this will be affecting southern France too, some of it heavy at times. Across the rest of France the day will be dry with plenty of sunshine. More sunshine and dry weather to come through the Low Countries and Germany, but some thundery rain in Poland. Thundery rain through Hungary and Austria and well as Switzerland.
Italy will have a sunny day with lots of sunshine. It will be dry too across Greece and Turkey with more sunshine to come here. Staying dry and sunny through Bulgaria and Romania, feeling warm here as well.
To the north there will be heavy rain across the Baltic States. This rain moving into Finland and remaining heavy. Some showers across Sweden with sunny spells. Heavy showers in western Norway, but drier to the east and north.