Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 22nd September 2018
Duty forecaster: David Hulse
Wet and windy northern Europe. Central and southern showers starting to fade
Dry and mostly sunny in Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Corsica and Sardinia should stay dry with spells of sunshine, Italy largely dry with just a few light showers dotted around but the Adriatic coast is likely to see some heavier showers. Mostly dry and sunny for Greece and Turkey, with just a few showers in the northeast of the latter.
Much of France will be dry with spells of sunshine but cloud and rain will move into the north and then on into the Low countries later. Rain over Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Hungary will move further southeast with mostly dry weather following from the north, although northern parts of Germany and Poland are likely to some showery bursts of rain.
Unsettled generally across Scandinavia and the Baltic States with rain or showers and windy too, although central parts of Sweden, in particular, are likely to have a fair amount of dry weather with some sunshine.
Warm or very warm across central and southern areas with temperatures in the mid to high 20s and locally exceeding 30C in the south but turning progressively cooler and fresher to the north, especially in the rain over Scandinavia.
Dry and mostly sunny in Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Much of Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic coast should stay dry with spells of sunshine, just perhaps an isolated shower in Italy. Dry and sunny for Greece and dry with sunshine across much of Turkey but with rain moving into the north after a dry start.
Dry for a good part of France with spells of sunshine, although one or two showers may develop in central and eastern parts. However, wet and windy weather will move east across Northern France, into the Low Countries and on to Denmark and Germany. Damaging or disruptive winds are likely to accompany the rain. Some sunshine for Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe, albeit with the risk of a shower but fine and sunny towards the Black Sea coast.
Showers, some heavy and prolonged for Scandinavia, especially the north and west of Norway, the Baltic States and Southern Finland but Eastern Norway and much of Sweden should be dry with sunny spells.
Still very warm across the south and east but cooler with the changeable weather further north, especially in the wet and windy areas.