Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 18th September 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showers in western Europe, dry to the east
Heavy showers or outbreaks of rain across much of Portugal on Thursday. A few showers affecting the west of Spain. More eastern parts of Spain should be dry with sunny spells. An odd shower in the balearics and central Italy although mainly fine here. Heavy showers forming in the afternoon in Greece and also Turkey.
For France there will be heavy showers developing, but some sunny spells too. Further showers in the Low Countries and the far west of Germany. Most of Germany should be dry with sunny spells. Another dry day through Poland and Hungary as well as Austria, although showers in Switzerland.
Denmark should enjoy a fine day with more sunshine here. Staying fine and sunny through the Baltic States and Finland as well as Sweden. More fair weather to come across Norway.
Some cloud and outbreaks of showery rain in Portugal and western Spain. Drier through central and eastern areas will be brighter with sunny spells. Fair in the Balearics with good spells of sunshine. Heavy showers in northern Italy, but dry elsewhere. A few showers in Greece, some of them heavy over parts of northern Turkey. Fair to the south of Turkey.
Heavy showers in France, a risk of some of these being thundery. Cloud and some outbreaks of rain in the Low Countries and northwest Germany. fair in the east of Germany and most of Poland. Switzerland and Austria will be dry with sunny spells, although the threat of some heavy showers developing.
Sunny spells through Denmark and dry too. More sunshine and dry conditions for the Baltic States. Fair in Finland and Sweden with moe sunshine here. Further spells of sunshine for Norway, although some cloud and a few spots of rain int he far north of Norway.