Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 3rd August 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Temperature contrasts northwest to southeast
Fair across Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine. Staying fair too in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be dry with lots of sunshine. Staying hot in Greece and Turkey with more sunshine to come, highs over 40C. Fair in the far south of France with sunny spells. Rain in central and northern areas, some of it heavy. The Low Countries will be chilly with periods of rain here. Some thundery rain in northern Germany with showers in central and southern Germany. Further heavy showers for Switzerland and western Austria. Hungary will be bright with sunny spells. A scattering of showers in Denmark, sunny spells too. Further scattered showers in the south of Sweden and southern Norway. Fair in central and northern Norway with some sunshine. Finland and the Baltic States will be bright with sunny spells.
Much of Spain and Portugal will be dry, hot in the south, topping 35C, but fresher on the Biscay coast, nearer the low 20s Celsius. Some rain around the Pyrenees, whilst low pressure over France brings a wet day to central districts. Rain extends into the western Alps, including Switzerland and northern Italy. The spine of Italy will be dry and warm.
Hot and dry conditions continue for southeastern Europe, including Greece and Turkey, topping 40C once again. A scattering of thunderstorms across eastern countries from Romania to Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. Areas of rain too for northern Germany and the Low Countries. Northern central Europe will be generally on the cool side for high summer, hovering around 19 to 22C.
A few showers for central Norway and some rain too for northwestern coasts. A small low over the far north brings strong winds to northern Finland. Much of Sweden and Finland plus the Baltic states will be dry with only local showers.