Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain north and east Europe, sunnier and drier in the west
A fair and very warm day in Spain and Portugal. Good spells of sunshine lasting throughout the day. Fine too for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Some thunderstorms in northern Italy but fair to the south. Greece and Turkey should be dry with plenty of sunshine here throughout.
Thundery showers developing in eastern France but the west should be fair. Sunny spells and scattered showers in the Low Countries and northern Germany. Colder with rain in Poland and southern Germany. Heavy and thundery rain affecting most of Hungary. Austria and Switzerland.
Denmark will be bright and mostly dry. Showers, some heavy in the Baltic States with chilly weaher mixed with sunny spells and showers in Finland and Norway. Southern Sweden will be wet with some heavy rain, but the north should be dry.
Scattered showers in northern Spain, but fair for most with good spells of sunshine. More sunshine through central parts of the Mediterranean whilst some heavy showers or even thunderstorms affect Italy. Greece will have some showers in the north, but dry and fine to the south. Turkey will be fair and dry to the south but some showers in the north.
Showers develop in the northwest of France but most of the country should be dry with lots of sunshine and will be warm. Fair for most of the Low Countries and Germany with good spells of warm sunshine. Fair in western Poland, thundery rain in the east. Mostly fair in Hungary with some thundery showers for Austria. Switzerland should be fair with sunny spells.
Sunny spells in Denmark. Rain in the Baltic States and in Finland. More rain in northern Sweden but brighter to the south. Norway will be unsetled with wind and showers or longer spells of rain.