Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 15th September 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain for Italy & Greece, fine western Mediterranean
A fair day through Spain and Portugal with more spells of sunshine here. Further sunshine over France and dry here as well. More sunshine in the Low Countries and Germany, as well as Poland. Bright and dry across Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Low pressure over southern Italy brings some showers and outbreaks of rain across central and southern Italy, but plenty of sunshine to the north. Some showers affecting western Greece, but drier in the east. Turkey is going to be fine and dry with more sunshine to come here throughout.
Further north a strong westerly flow through Scandinavia will bring periods of rain and showers here. Most of the rain over Norway, but for Sweden and Denmark the day should be dry and breezy with sunny spells. More rain and strong winds over the Baltic States and Finland.
A fine morning through Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. More fair weather over France, although soe mronign mist and fog patches are likely here too. The dry and fine weather extends through the Low Countries and Germany as well as into Poland. Austria and Switzerland will have plenty of sunshine too, this extending to northern Italy.
Central and southern Italy will have more cloud and some rain. The rain could be heavy over northern and western Greece. Turkey should be dry with sunny spells throughout. Cloud and some rain in Bulgaria but fine across Romania.
Breezy with sunny spells in Denmark. There could be some sunshine in the Baltic States and Finland should be dry too. More sunshine across Sweden and southern Norway, although cloud and rain affecting western Norway where it will be windy too.