Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 7th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Very wet in western Europe, warmer and drier in the east
Cloud building from the west across Iberia on Tuesday bringing some spells of rain and showers to Portugal and northwestern parts of Spain. Cloud spreading across the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy through the afternoon with a few isolated showers over Italy through the afternoon. Scattered showers affect Greece and Turkey though these should clear from Greece to leave a dry evening.
A cloudy day for France with showers moving into western areas through the afternoon. Cloudy too for the Low Countries and Germany with some scattered showers. Cloud will spread from the west across central Europe affecting Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland though there areas should stay largely dry.
A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers affecting Denmark while it will staty rather cloudy with scattered showers over the Baltics. Rain spreading into central Finland through the morning then increasingly turning to snow was it spreads north. Showers affecting Norway and Sweden too: these will be more frequent over central and northern areas.
Chilly with sunshine and showers in northern Spain. Showery rain across central and northeastern Spain and Portugal. Southern Spain should be dry with sunshine throughout. Corsica and Sardinia will have broken cloud and sunny spells. Rain in the north of Italy but fair in central and southern Italy. Greece will be warm and sunny. Some showers in northern Turkey but dry to the south.
Winds and rain bringing an unsettled day in most of France, the rain heavy in the northwest where there will be gales, and further heavy rain in eastern France and Switzerland. A wet day in the Netherlands as well as much of Germany. Poland should be dry with sunny spells and it should be remaining bright and dry for Hungary and eastern Austria.
Wind and rain in southern Denmark. A warm day with plenty of sunshine to come in the Baltic States. More sunshine and warm weather for Finland as well as southern Sweden. Rain and snow in northern Norway but scattered showers and some sunny spells across southern Norway.