Europe is set for “intense” thunderstorms as heat clashes with downpours in eastern parts of the continent. Much of Europe will feel warmer, with temperatures a “little less chilly” in London and Paris, alongside “plenty of sunshine” in Madrid. BBC Weather presenter Nick Miller said: “Bands of cloud moving further east across Europe and this is how Sunday is shaping up. This is the rainfall with these as well, and as they push into some of the heats we have been seeing across eastern parts of Europe, the risk of seeing some quite intense thunderstorms as well.
“Poland very much in the zone during Sunday. Into the south-east though we will find plenty of dry weather, still some downpours in northern parts of Italy, still quite breezy to the south.
“Much of Iberia though is looking fine, temperatures have been heading up a few degrees as well. So it is feeling warmer. Plenty of cloud through France, some wet weather pushing its way eastwards, some big downpours as we saw in Poland.
“North of that may not be as warm as it has been, but there is plenty of sunshine. The weather systems just stall through some central and eastern parts of Europe for Monday, expect a good deal of cloud, you may still see a bit of wet weather out of these.
“Some heat building again in Norway. Now for the extended forecast, things quieten down a bit in Paris and London, it becomes a little less chilly as well.
“Stays fine in Madrid with plenty of sunshine. Unsettled in Berlin and actually later in the forecast in Moscow as well, for now.”
Meanwhile in the UK, Storm Hannah will bring strong winds and a cold start to Sunday morning.
BBC weather host Matt Taylor said: “ A low pressure system, Storm Hannah, pushing out in towards the North Sea.
“So southern and western areas of that will continue to see the strongest of the winds, lighter winds to northeastern parts of England for the timbering, that will change later on and certainly across Scotland much lighter winds.
“Some slow moving, maybe heavy and thundery showers here, the odd shower but with more sunshine across southern counties of England and Wales.
“It’s going to be a colder night than last night, Northern Ireland for instance could be a touch of frost around into the start of a bright start to Sunday morning here.
“That’s because we have got a ridge of high pressure building in, this little bump on the isobars to the back edge of Storm Hannah, which becomes even less of a feature as it pulls away tomorrow.”
Monday will be mostly dry, with some rain across western areas and the best of the sun in the north.
Tuesday and Wednesday are predicted to be more cloudy, with persistent showers as an area of low pressure approaches Scotland.