Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th October 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cold in Scandinavia
High pressure and dry weather for many, but weak fronts stretch across central Europe, and a trough affects the western Mediterranean. Areas of thundery showers affect eastern Spain today, whilst the rest of Spain and Portugal stays dry, sunny and fairly warm. Warm and dry too for Italy, whilst the Balkan regions will be showery. A few showers too for Greece, but largely dry for the Greek Islands and Turkey. High pressure over France brings settled weather and pleasant temperatures. Fair weather for the Low Countries. A little more cloud across Germany and the Alps, with some patchy light rain. Intermittent rain for Austria and Hungary. Cool and breezy for Poland. Blustery showers for Denmark and western Norway. High pressure centred over northern Scandinavia brings dry but chilly weather to Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States.
High pressure influences much of northern Europe, centred primarily over northern Scandinavia. Much of Spain and Portugal will be dry, and very warm in the south-west. A few showers around the eastern Costas. Areas of thundery rain affect the western Mediterranean, including Sardinia & Corsica, drifting toward western Italy. Dry and fairly warm for Greece and Turkey. Dry weather for most central areas, with a good amount of sunshine for France, although a little breezy in the west. Partly cloudy for Germany & the Alps, with patchy drizzle, but often dry. Denmark is breezy and showery, whilst the Belguim & the Netherlands stay dry and sunny. Intermittent rain for western Norway, otherwise the rest of Scandinavia stays dry, but rather chilly. Poland also feels cool, and very cold northerly winds affect the Baltic States and western Russia.