Issued: 0530hrs Friday 30th September 2022
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Heavy rain and blustery winds pushing east across northern Europe by the weekend
A drier and brighter day across Spain and Portugal, feeling warmer too. Still heavy and thundery showers affecting the Balearics. Showers more widespread across Italy with more places staying dry. Heavy, thundery rain still across Croatia. Dry, fine and warm through Turkey and Greece.
A band of showery rain moves through southern and southeastern areas of France but clears in the afternoon. Winds strengthen in the north here with rain moving in to far northwest later. Winds strengthen also across the Low Countries but it should remain dry. Much of the rain across southern Germany should clear later. Scattered showers affect Austria and Switzerland. Heavy, thundery rain affects parts of Poland, Czechia and Hungary.
Strengthening winds across Denmark as well as Norway with rain moving in to southern areas of Norway and western parts of Denmark. Largely dry with sunny spells through Sweden and the Baltic states. Scattered showers across Finland.
Dry, fine and sunny through much of the Mediterranean though southern and central Italy including the islands will see showers or longer spells of rain.
Blustery, high winds as a frontal band of heavy rain moves through northern into central regions of France, clearing in the afternoon with brighter weather following. Also unsettled with blustery winds across the Low Countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland as the rain pushes through from west to east here. Showery rain through the Balkans. Some rain reaching west Poland by the afternoon.
Strengthening winds with outbreaks of rain moving across southern regions of Norway and Sweden, drier further north. Rain clearing Denmark but with blustery showers following behind. Rain moving into the Baltics towards the end of the day. Largely dry across Finland.