BBC Weather: UK and France to be soaked by rain over weekend as extreme heat moves east

BBC Weather: Europe set for rain as temperatures rise

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Louise Lear forecast extreme heat over Finland and the Balkans while Sweden and Norway are set for some rain as a result of a weather front. The BBC meteorologist added there will be outbreaks of rain across France and the UK over the weekend as Sunday’s Euro 2020 final in London could be played in wet conditions. 

Ms Lear said: “High pressure that has been dominating in eastern Europe recently is moving further east.

“That means the extreme heat will start pushing over to parts of Finland and the Baltic states.

“It also means a weather front will gradually bring some rain into Sweden and Norway.

“We have got some outbreaks of rain across southern parts of the UK and northern France on Saturday.

“There is a good deal of dry weather across the Mediterranean at the moment.

“There are a few isolated showers into the Balkans but not particularly extensive.”

The BBC’s long-range forecast for July 12-19 outlined more unsettled and wet weather for the UK.

The BBC wrote: “Through the middle of July, we expect that the most likely scenario is for a large-scale low-pressure trough to persist over northern Europe, including the British Isles.

BBC Weather forecasts rising temperatures across Europe

“This means that we should see a continuation of the cooler, wetter pattern as low-pressure systems are often nearby or overhead.

“One complicating factor for the longer-range forecasts this month is that the jet stream, a ribbon of fast-moving air in the upper atmosphere that helps drive weather fronts, is rather weak at the moment.

“This is normal for summertime, but it also means that low-pressure systems that tend to move through and head east will instead stall and sit in place, lasting much longer.

“However, it also means these lows will tend to be weaker, so it shouldn’t be particularly windy.

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“Our best chances for warmer weather will be if the winds shift out of the southwest or south.”

The BBC added: “The main risk to the forecast is that high pressure in the Atlantic may build stronger into northern Europe than we expect.

“This would be a drier pattern for southern and eastern areas although wetter weather would still be possible in the west and north.

“Temperatures would also be a little warmer, rising slightly above average especially for southern areas.”

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