Crossing the pond this summer? AccuWeather has released a long-range forecast for Europe. Overall, their meteorologists are saying the climate will be fine in the places most popular with American visitors.
Here are some highlights:
Great Britain and Ireland: A mild summer follows a temperate spring, for the most part, with seasonal temperatures June through August. Normal high in London predicted to be around 70 degrees F. Below-normal temperatures in western Ireland and the in the Highlands.
Central/northern France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and most of Germany: no extreme heat; temperatures close to normal. Normal highs in Paris and Berlin: around 75 degrees F.
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Portugal and the western half of Spain: rain, especially in early summer. Drier weather later in summer will be accompanied by higher temps (occasionally topping 95 around Madrid).
Eastern Spain, southern France, Italy and Greece: warm; ideal from Barcelona to the Riviera to Italy.
Scandinavia, the Baltic nations and Russia (Moscow and points north): wet, with thunderstorms likely.
The Balkans and northern Turkey: hot and dry, unlike last year’s cool and wet weather, with numerous highs above 90 degrees F mid-July through August and several days topping 100.