BBC Weather: Europe braced for ‘heavy and thundery’ showers despite sunny conditions

UK weather: Met Office forecasts warm and dry conditions

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Forecaster Darren Bett outlined heavy showers developing across central Europe, particularly southern Germany over the next few days. The BBC meteorologist added that further west in the continent, weather conditions are set to stay dry, warm, and sunny.

Mr Bett said: “It is a fairly stationary weather pattern in Europe over the next few days.

“There is some heat around but also some showers too.

“Some of the heavier showers have been developing across central parts of Europe, particularly southern Germany.

“Out towards the west, it is generally dry, it is getting warmer and there is more sunshine around too.

“As you head east across Europe it is a real mixture of sunshine but also showers.

“Those showers are likely to be heavy and thundery, we could get some downpours affecting Greece on Wednesday.”

The BBC’s long-range forecast Monday 14 to Sunday, June 20, outlines above-average temperatures and warm weather.

The BBC wrote: “High pressure that builds in strongly towards the end of next week should begin a slow westward trek in mid-June, gradually shifting away from the UK and into the North Atlantic.

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“Mid-June is likely to remain warmer and drier than normal for a time as high pressure lingers near enough to deflect weather fronts.

“Temperatures are likely to be above average for most and may be slightly warmer than we expect for next week.

“Low pressure will be deepening in northeast Europe during the middle of June, bringing some cooler and wetter weather there.

“This should stay well to the east of us for a while, but it is being held there by the high pressure over the UK.”


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The forecast continued: “Once our high begins to shift west, the cooler and wetter weather will spread in from the east.

“This may happen sometime in the second half of the week or hold off until a bit later in June.

“These warm summertime highs tend to be slow to move around, so it could take several days for the high to move far enough away that we see a change in the weather pattern.

“There is also a risk, about a 30 percent chance of occurrence, that high pressure stays overhead or slightly east of us well into July, keeping things warm, dry, and settled for the next several weeks.”

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