Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 23rd May 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across Spain, Turkey
A very windy day gale force winds in the North Sea and from southern France and the central Mediterranean eastward to Crete. A number of showers will affect England, most of France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark while rain is likely across Western parts of Germany. Spells of rain are also expected across Norway Sweden. It looks dry across eastern parts of Germany through Austria and most of Poland. An area of heavy showers and persistent rain is expected across Italy, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Czech Republic and Western parts of the Ukraine and Romania. Eastern parts of the Ukraine and eastern Romania along with Bulgaria should be fair and dry. A few showers to come across Greece and mainly dry with sunny spells across most of Turkey. Largely dry and sunny across Finland today while rain and some heavy showers will affect the Baltic States, Belarus and northern Russia. It should be fine and dry with sunny spells from Portugal through Spain and across the Balearics into Corsica and Sardinia.
Continued windy throughout much of the Mediterranean today with gales in the channel and across northern France. Heavy rain to come across northern France and southern England. Central parts of France will have some heavy showers with southern France try and sunnier but it will remain very windy there. Some heavy blustery showers to come across Belgium and Holland today. Showers in rain to come as well across southern Germany was northern Germany, Denmark and most of Poland fair and dry. Outbreaks of rain are forecast across Norway, cloudy but mainly dry across Sweden and Finland. An area of heavy showers, rain and scattered thunderstorms is forecast from the Baltic States south across Belarus into the Ukraine. Mainly dry with sunny spells across the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia with scattered light showers across Bosnia and Greece. Heavy showers to come across Bulgaria and Romania while most of Greece will be fair and dry. Across Italy expect lots of dry weather with sunny spells and just a scattering of showers. Most of Spain and Portugal will remain dry and sunny just the odd heavier shower in the southern Spain. Snow is expected across the Alps today with heavy rain expected across Austria.