Issued: 0530hrs Friday 23rd October 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Outbreaks of rain and showers spread eastward over Europe this weekend
A mostly fair day in Spain and Portugal although there will be a few showers. Fair for Sardinia but a few showers in Corsica. Italy will be fair with lots of sunshine and there will be some showers in the far north of Italy. Greece will be dry with sunshine and it should be staying dry in Turkey too with more sunshine here.
Showers and cloud in northwest France. Further rain and showers in the southeast of France but fair in central areas. Rain in the Low Countries. Germany should be mainly fair with sunny spells but some showers in the east. Further showers in western Poland but fair in the east. Hungary should have a fair amount of sunshine. Austria will be fair in the east but rain in the west. Switzerland will have heavy periods of rain and a risk of thunderstorms.
Breezy with some showers in Denmark. Windy too through the Baltic States with rain clearing east through the day. Showers in Finland but some sunny spells here too. Further spells of sunshine in much of Sweden. Rain in southern Norway but fair in central and northern Norway.
Mostly dry and fine across Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands though a few showers develop later over northwest Iberia. Showers clear east from Corsica and Sardinia while patchy outbreaks of rain spread southward over Italy and Sicily. This locally heavy. Increasingly cloudy over Greece but staying dry here. Dry and sunny for Turkey.
Cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain over northwest France and the Low Countries. Dry and bright over southeast France. Early showers and patchy rain ease over Switzerland, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic to leave a dry and fine afternoon. Patchy rain takes a little longer to fade over Poland, Slovakia and Hungary but the day ends dry and fine here.
Increasingly cloudy for Denmark with isolated showers. A dry start for the Baltic States though rain arrives from the west later. Showery outbreaks of rain first thing for southern parts of Norway and Sweden though these fade to leave a mostly dry and fine day across the countries. Mostly dry for Finland too and fair here.