Issued: 0530hrs Friday 9th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings cool, unsettled conditions to northern & western parts of Europe
A scattering of showers affects the far north of Spain later, otherwise it is a dry and fair day across the country and for Portugal, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy. Dry and fine conditions extend to much of Greece though isolated showers may develop over the southern and eastern Aegeaen Sea. Heavy thundery showers continue to affect western Turkey.
A band of rain, this locally heavy, edges south over the northern half of France and southern Germany. Bright with isolated showers behind this for the Low Countries and northern coasts of France and Germany. Patchy outbreaks of rain affect northern parts of Poland and the far northwest of the Czech Republic. Dry and fine conditions extend though southeastern areas and across Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
Bright and breezy with scattered showers for Denmark on Friday. Heavier rain may arrive from the west later. An area of heavy rain spreads northward over Sweden and Norway - this turns to snow over higher ground in central regions. Brighter conditions follow later. Patchy rain spreads from the Baltic Sea across the Baltic States and Finland. Again, brighter conditions follow with a scattering of showers.
Patchy outbreaks of rain continue to affect northern parts of Spain. These becoming locally heavy and thundery to the northeast and spreading across the Balearic Islands later. Staying dry and fine for the rest of Spain and for Portugal. Dry and fine for much of Italy though outbreaks of rain develop to the north later which may be locally heavy. A dry and sunny day for Greece and Turkey with isolated showers affecting Black Sea coastal regions at times.
A front brings rain to southeast France, Switzerland, southwest Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and across much of Poland with the exception of the far southeast on Saturday. To the northwest of this are brighter conditions with a scattering of showers for northwest France, the Low Countries, and, later, northwest Germany. A mostly dry and fine day for Slovakia and Hungary with rain arriving to the far west later.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain for Denmark, southern Sweden and southern Norway. This locally heavy over Sweden. After a dry start to the day rain spreads from the west across the Baltic States while patchy outbreaks of rain develop over Finland as well as northern portions of Sweden and Norway.