Issued: 0530hrs Friday 9th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure brings dry and fine conditions to eastern Europe
Heavy rain across central and northern Spain and Portugal. Heavy thunderstorms affecting eastern Spain and the Balearics. Corsica and Sardinia will be dry with sunny spells. Staying dry through Italy too. More sunshine in Greece and staying dry here. Rain and sleet in central Turkey, but snow in the north. Rain in southern Turkey and Cyprus too.
Scattered showers in western France. Fair for other areas with sunny spells. Cloud and patchy rain in the Low Countries and the far north of Germany. Further spells of sunshine and warmer conditions in Poland and across much of central and southern Germany. Hungary and Austria and well as Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
Wind and rain in Denmark. Further wind with rain and sleet affecting the Baltic States. Rain and sleet with some snow too in much of Finland, a risk of gales. Heavy and wintry showers in central and northern Sweden. Heavy and frequent snow showers in western parts of Norway and staying windy and cold here throughout.
Frequent rain and locally heavy showers for Portugal and northwestern Spain. Some thunderstorms. Dry and fair for southeast Spain. Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. Staying dry with good spells of sunshine to the south and for Sicily. Dry and bright for Greece and western Turkey. Rain and sleet for eastern Turkey.
Outbreaks of rain for northwestern France, the Low Countries and northern Germany. Drier but cloudy for southern Germany and southeast France. Cloudy for Switzerland with some snow for the southern Alps. Mostly dry and fine across Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. Cloudy in Poland with patchy rain to the north at times.
Dry and fine to start in Denmark with cloud building later. Rain in the eastern Baltics while western areas are brighter with wintry showers. Bright for Sweden and Finland with wintry showers fading through the day. Dry and fine for eastern Norway too while western area see wintry showers. Gales become confined to the northwest.