Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 21st October 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Windy in the north of Europe, turning cooler in the Mediterranean
Gales will affect Britain, northern France and the Low Counties. A strong mistral also develops across southern France. Showers are expected across Britain with an area of heavy rain across Norway, Denmark, the Low Counties into northern France. Dry across southern France. Continued fine and dry across Spain, Portugal, Italy, The Adriatic Region, The Balkans and Turkey. Cold with now across northern Russia and rain in the south. Wet too across the Ukraine with plenty of showers across Poland and Germany. Expect a mix of rain and snow across the Baltic States. Cold but dry across Finland with rain in southern Sweden and snow in the north.
Fair for Spain and Portugal on Wednesday with good spells of sunshine. Cool with showers in the Balearics, gales affecting Sardinia and Corsica. Showers, some heavy in central and southern Italy, fair to the north. Heavy showers for Greece and Crete, but mainly fair through Turkey with sunny spells here.
Fair for western and northern France with good spells of sunshine here. Windy through the Low Countries and Germany with heavy periods of rain and showers. Further cloud and showers or rain across Poland, but mostly fair in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland, although windy here.
Cloud and some rain in Denmark and southern Sweden. Windy for the Baltic States but dry here. Sunny spells and dry for Finland and most of Sweden. Showers affecting western coasts of Norway, but fair in many parts.