Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 13th November 2018
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
The western Mediterranean will see the best of the sun while northern and central Europe will see spells of rain at times
A dry day for the Iberian peninsula on Tuesday though eastern parts of Spain, the Balearics, Sardinia and Corsica will remain cloudy. Northern Italy too will see a rather overcast day though further south it will become increasingly bright and sunnier. It will remain cloudy for much of the Balkans though much of Greece and Turkey will see good spells of sunshine. High temperatures in Greece will widely reach 18C but some southern parts of the country could see highs of 24C.
A decaying front will bring rain to eastern France, Switzerland, Germany and Poland throughout Tuesday morning as it pushes eastward though it will leave a bright day in its wake. High temperatures generally reaching 12 to 15C but could reach into the low twenties in places.
Denmark, the Baltics, southern Finland and southwestern Norway will see a wet start to the day. Though Denmark and Norway will see the rain easing and a brighter afternoon, rain will persist for much of the day through Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. High temperatures struggling to reach the double figures in these areas and likely to top out at 9 to 11C.
An area of high pressure becomes established, centred over the Czech Republic. This will bring a dry, settled day for much of central Europe. It will be a dry and warm day for Portugal and western Spain though southern and eastern coastal regions of Spain could see some isolated heavy showers developing. It will remain cloudy for eastern Spain and the Balearics though high temperatures will reach 18 to 23C. Cloudy but dry for Italy with the best of the sun in the south again on Tuesday. Dry and bright for Greece and western Turkey though eastern parts of Turkey will see heavy rain and snow over higher ground.
A dry day for France, Benelux, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic with varying amounts of cloud. The best of the sun will be in southern France where highs will reach 21C.
Denmark, the Baltics and Norway will start Tuesday cloudy then rain will move in later in the afternoon. Cloud will increase over Sweden throughout the day though the rain won't reach western parts of the country until the evening. High temperatures will reach 10 to 12C over Scandinavia, 6 to 10C for the Baltics.