Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 26th November 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Dry and cool central-northern Europe
Warm sunshine across southern Spain and Portugal, highs 20C, although cooler with patchy rain for the north coast of Spain. Unsettled over the central Mediterranean, with low pressure centred over southern Italy bringing areas of prolonged heavy or thundery rain. Rain also spreads to the Balkan region and western Greece. Gale force winds for southern France. Variable cloud across western Europe, some sunshine in northern France and the Low Countries. A little rain or mountain snow over the Alps. Dry and bright for northern Germany and Denmark. Poland is largely dry, although a few showers in the north, also affecting the Baltic region. Patchy rain in Hungary, but persistent across Romania, with snow over the mountains. Strong winds and persistent rain in the north-west of Norway, but southern areas, and most of Sweden remain dry. Wintry showers for Finland.
Staying dry, and quite warm for south-western Spain and Portugal, highs 19 or 20C. Cooler elsewhere across Iberia. Staying unsettled in the central Mediterranean, with further heavy rain for southern Italy, whilst the north stays dry. Fair too in the Alpine regions. Wet weather also extends across Greece and into western Turkey, also Bulgaria. Dry with some sunshine for France, although a freshening breeze in the north, which also affects Belgium and the Netherlands. Dry across northern-central Europe, including Germany and Poland. Persistent heavy rain for western Norway. Drizzly across Denmark and western Sweden. Strong south-westerly winds too across Scandinavia, although it will be relatively mild at 6 to 9C.