Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 23rd September 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Gales in heavy rain expected
Heavy rain and strong winds move into England today. Windy as well across northern France, Portugal and western Spain. Rain will move into northern France with heavy showers for Portugal and western Spain. Fair and dry across eastern Spain, southern France and Germany. Very warm across France and Spain today. Cloudy but dry today across Belgium and Holland with a few showers across Denmark. Cold but sunny across Norway with rain expected across Sweden. Heavy rain is expected across Finland, Russia and Belarus with showers across the Baltic States. Lots of fine weather to come across the Ukraine, Poland, Austria into the Czech Republic through the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey. Here it will be pleasantly warm. A dry day to come across Italy with sunny spells and this fine weather extends across Sardinia, Corsica into the Balearics.
A very windy and unsettled day to come across the United Kingdom and France with strong gales along with heavy rain and heavy showers. Heavy rain to is expected across Belgium, Holland, Denmark and the far north of Germany. Most of southern Germany will be fair and dry with heavy showers across the Alps and across northern parts of Italy. Southern parts of Italy be fair and mainly dry with just the isolated shower. Cold but mainly dry across Norway and Sweden. An early rain soon clears from Finland leaving a dry, mostly sunny day. Outbreaks of heavy rain are expected across Russia again today and this will extend across the Baltic States into parts of Belarus. Most of Poland be fair and dry with sunny spells and this dry, sunny weather will extend across into the Czech Republic, Austria, the former Yugoslavia, all of the Ukraine, Romania and down into Greece and Turkey. Occasional showers are expected across Portugal and north western parts of Spain, otherwise a dry day across Iberia with sunny spells and occasional cloud. Quite windy across the western Mediterranean today. Strong west wind will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar. Strong gales will also effect the North Sea today.