Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 5th May 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain stays through central and northern Europe, but fine in the Mediterranean
Scattered showers affecting northern Spain. Elsewhere there will be plenty of sunshine and dry weather. Remaining dry in the Balearics with a few showers over Corsica and Sardinia. Sunshine and showers in Italy, heaviest in the north. Greece and Turkey will be dry with good spells of sunshine.
Chilly in France with cloud for all, some rain in northern and eastern areas. More rain and wind in the Low Countries and Germany, some of it heavy. Further rain in Poland, again some of it heavy. Hungary will be bright in the east, but some rain i the west. Further rain in Switzerland and Austria.
Rain, some of it heavy in Denmark. Breezy with rain clearing to showers in the Baltic States. More rain in Finland, again some of it heavy. The heavier bursts of rain drifting into central Sweden, although drier in the north. Rain in southern Norway but fair across central and northern areas with sunny spells.
Fair again for Spain and Portugal on Thursday. There will be god spells of sunshine here, these extending into the central Mediterranean too. Italy should be fair with more sunshine and it will be staying dry and sunny again through Greece and Turkey.
Rain in much of France, some heavy in central and northern areas. Further rain for the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland. Hungary and Austria are also expected to be wet, with rain too affecting Switzerland.
Showers, heavy at times in Denmark. Breezy with further showers for the Baltic States. Some heavy showers and periods of rain affecting Finland, with further showers in Norway. Sweden should be fair with sunny spells, just an occasional shower in the west.