Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 18th April 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool breeze in the Baltic
Thundery rain for northern Spain and Portugal during Saturday. Southern parts of Iberia will be dry and warm. Quite warm, but an increasing risk of thunderstorms moving into south-western France. A breezy day for northern France, with outbreaks of showery rain, mostly in the morning. Some heavy showers for Alpine regions, including Switzerland, Austria and northern Italy. Dry for Belgium and the Netherlands. Cool and dry for Denmark and Germany, with sunny spells. Heavy rain and mountain snow for northern Italy and the Balkan region, also Romania and Bulgaria. Dry and warm but breezy for Greece and Turkey. Cool with wintry showers across eastern Europe. Also cool for Finland and the Baltic States. A little milder, and dry overall for Sweden. A few showers in northern Norway, but it will be dry toward the south.
A few showers in northern Spain, but most of Spain and Portugal will be dry and warm with sunshine. High pressure centred across north-west Europe brings dry conditions to northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. It will be fairly mild, although there will be a cool breeze. Thundery rain will affect central and southern France. Thunderstorms also affect the western Mediterranean, although quite well scattered. Showers for Italy. Dry for the the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Balkan region. Scattered showers for Greece. Warm for Turkey. Cool across eastern Europe. There will be a fresh northerly breeze across the Baltic region. Snow showers in Finland. Dry for Sweden, Norway and Denmark.