Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 5th July 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Hot and dry conditions for much of southern Europe
Very warm to hot across Spain and Portugal on Sunday where it will be sunny and mostly dry - just the slight chance of a shower in the far north. Very warm, sunny and dry too for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Thundery showers affect the far south of Italy as well as much of Greece while most of Turkey sees a dry, bright and very warm day.
Weak fronts bring patchy outbreaks of rain to northwest France, the Low Countries and Germany on Sunday. Staying dry and sunny for southeastern France, Switzerland and Austria. Cloudy with light showers for northwestern parts of Poland and the Czech Republic, otherwise dry and fair here. Dry, fair and warm for Slovakia and Hungary too.
A wet and windy day for Denmark as well as southern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland. This rain spreads north through the day. Frequent outbreaks of rain also affect the Baltic States.
Another dry, sunny and hot day for much of Spain and Portugal - again, with a slight chance of showers for the far north of Spain. Bright conditions extend across the Mediterannean to Italy where isolated thundery showers may develop over southern areas later. Thundery showers also a risk for western Greece later while eastern Greece and Turkey see the continuation of hot, dry and sunny conditions.
Early outbreaks of rain for southeastern France and the Low Countries are pushed east by building high pressure over the Bay of Biscay. This brings increasingly dry and fine conditions to western Europe through Monday. Showery outbreaks of rain over northwest and southern Germany also fade. Heavy showers could develop over the Swiss and Austrian Alps later after a fine and dry start to the day while a weak front brings cloudy conditions and light rain to parts of Poland and the Czech Republic.
Wet and windy for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden into Monday with frequent showery outbreaks of rain. A band of heavy rain spreads north over southern Finland followed by frequent showers while a band of light rain clears east from the Baltic States leaving a dry and fine end to the day here.