Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 1st November 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Sunshine for Italy and Greece
Cloud and showery rain for Portugal and north-west Spain on Saturday, occasionally turning heavy. Spain remains warm overall, best sunshine in the east. Sunshine also for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Thundery rain continues to affect the eastern Mediterranean, although Greece and Turkey are brighter than recent days, with plenty of dry weather. Risk of scattered thunderstorms for Crete. Sunny and warm for France, although more cloud in the north and west, with a little patchy rain. Quite cloudy too in Belgium, the Netherlands and northern Germany. Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria are dry. Cooler but dry in Poland and the Czech Republic. A little patchy rain in Denmark. Unsettled overall in Scandinavia, with fronts bringing wind and rain to Norway and Sweden. Brighter in Finland, but rain arriving tonight.
Cloud and patchy rain spreads across Spain and Portugal, some heavy bursts. Temperatures cooler than recent days, but some sunshine toward the east of Spain and the Balearics. Rain also affects western France, heaviest toward the north and west, with blustery winds. Drier in the south of France, and fair conditions for Italy, plus Corsica and Sardinia. High pressure centred across eastern Europe brings plenty of dry weather here. Sunshine for Greece and the Balkan States. Turkey will be dry in the west, but cool with an easterly breeze, whilst rain and mountain snow are expected in eastern Turkey. Breezy and cloudy for Belgium and the Netherlands, with rain threatening from the west. Germany is likely to be cloudy, but dry. Dry too for Switzerland and Austria. Sunny and dry for the Czech Republic and Poland, although some low cloud and fog may linger. Breezy in Scandinavia, with frequent rain for Finland and also southern Norway. Sweden is drier overall, although some rain at times. Breezy and mild in Denmark.