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Europe - April 13, 2012
Wet, windy Mediterranean
Unsettled across Europe

Issued: 0530hrs Friday 13th April 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski


Cool and showery across Spain

Today
Very windy with gales through the Straits of Gibraltar across through the central Mediterranean with frequent and heavy showers. Heavy rain is expected across Italy with showers across Spain and Portugal. A number of showers too for western France into Britain but dry across eastern parts of France with sunny spells. Apart from a few showers across northern Germany, expect a mainly fair, dry day across the country. Expect sunny spells and a few showers too across Belgium, Holland and Denmark. A few wintry showers will affect Norway with rain into Sweden and Finland. This rain extends down across the Baltic States into Belarus. Mainly dry with sunny spells after early rain clears eastern parts of Poland. A dry day to come across the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine. Some rain comes into Greece later in the afternoon but mostly sunny and dry across Turkey. Lots of showers to come across Switzerland and Austria with snow over the Alps.



Saturday
Very windy and unsettled across the Mediterranean with outbreaks of heavy rain across Portugal and Spain. Dry across the Balearics but lots of showers or longer spells of rain to come across Italy into Greece, Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia into the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Continued dry across Turkey with scattered showers across Romania. Plenty of showers to come across France, Belgium and the Netherlands, some heavy. More snow showers are forecast for Norway with heavy snow to fall across Finland. Rain is expected across Russia but dry across Belarus, The Baltic States into Poland and most of Germany.


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