Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 20 April 2014
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Chilly across Iberia
A windy day to come with outbreaks of heavy rain expected across England and France. Showers will develop across Belgium with a dry day expected for Holland, Denmark and most of Germany and Poland. High pressure will continue to produce fair, dry weather with sunny spells across the Baltic States, Belarus, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Norway. Portugal will see some heavy rain, with a few sharp showers across western and northern parts of Spain. Mainly dry across eastern Spain and through the Balearics into Sardinia and southern parts of Italy. A rash of heavy showers are forecast for northern Italy and across the Adriatic region. Bulgaria and Greece. Largely dry today across Romania with rain and showers expected across the Ukraine. Today the western half of Turkey looks dry with scattered showers in the east. Cooler across Spain today. Strong westerly winds will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
A few showers to come across England today. Western parts of France should be mainly dry but an area of showers, some heavy are expected across eastern France into Belgium, Germany into Poland, the Adriatic Region and the Balkans. Some of showers will be locally heavy. Some heavy showers with the risk of thunder are also possible across Italy today. Much of Scandinavia will be settled under high pressure. This will give a dry day with sunny spells to Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, the Baltic States and Belarus. Heavy showers develop across the Ukraine with a dry day expected across Romania, Bulgaria, most of Greece and western Turkey. Eastern parts of Turkey will see some heavy showers as will Spain and Portugal.