Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 15th September 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Becoming briefly unsettled over Scandinavia mid-week
Thundery showers push east across Spain through the morning before largely fizzling out. Largely dry elsewhere but more rain looks to push into northwest Spain and Portugal later. Cloudier skies will develop across the Balearics with the risk of a shower developing but mainly dry here. Dry for Sardinia and Corsica but thundery showers developing over Sicily as well as central and southern Italy. Dry, fine and sunny for Greece and Turkey.
With high pressure the main weather feature across central and northern Europe expect plenty of dry conditions for many. However, showers look to develop over Austria and Switzerland pushing into the far north of Italy later on. Western France also looks to gain cloudier skies with some patchy rain moving in here through the day.
Largely dry across much of Sweden and Finland as well as through the Baltic States and over Denmark. Although, cloudier skies are expected across central parts of Sweden and southwest Finland later, where patchy light rain will affect these areas. Western and northern parts of Norway will see rain, some heavy at times. Drier further south and east.
A cloudier day for much of Iberia as an area of low pressure lies just west of the peninsula. Outbreaks of rain spread across Portugal and southern Spain later in the day. Staying mostly dry and bright for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy though afternoon thunderstorms may bubble up here. Dry, very warm and sunny for Greece and Turkey.
Although pressure generally stays high over much of central Europe, it will be a cloudier day for most countries. There will still be some good spells of sunshine across France, the Low Countries, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Afternoon showers are also expected to develop, these locally thundery, especially over the Alpine regions.
An area of low pressure passes eastward over Norway, Sweden and Finland on Wednesday bringing outbreaks of rain and strong winds to southern Norway, central Sweden and much of Finland later. This may fall as snow over higher ground in Norway for a time. Staying dry but rather cloudy for Denmark and southern Sweden. Starting dry and fair for the Baltic States but patchy light rain and showers develop here later.