Issued: 0530hrs Friday 24 May 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across Greece and Turkey
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 with a strong mistral blowing. 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.
It will be warmest today across southern parts of Portugal and Spain also across Eastern parts of Europe. Quite cold conditions will prevail across Great Britain, France and Germany. Most of Britain today should be fair dry. Very unsettled across France today plenty of showers, some of these heavy with thunder and hail and these will extend across western and Eastern parts of Germany across Austria and to Czech Republic, Hungary and southern Poland. A few scattered showers will also be found across Croatia, Serbia with lots of dry, sunny weather expected across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, and all of Turkey. Showers and longer spells of rain are expected across the Ukraine into Belarus, parts of the Baltic States and western Russia. Further outbreaks snow will affect the Alps with northern parts of Italy seeing a few heavy showers with the south dry and sunny. A few heavy showers are also forecasts near Sardinia areas westward to the Balearics while all of Spain and Portugal should be fine, dry and sunny. Some showers to come across the cool Norway with sunny spells expected across Sweden. Rather warm and mostly sunny today across Finland.