Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 4th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Turning cold and wintry over northern Europe
Showers developing again across southern and eastern parts of Spain but drier elsewhere and over Portugal. A few scattered showers and cloudier skies across the Balearics as well as across Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be mostly dry but with a few showers about, particularly further south. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain still affecting the Balkans and northern Greece, southern areas drier. Showers or longer spells of rain too for Turkey.
A mainly dry day across France although a few showers towards the southeast. Dry and fine for the Low Countries as well as Germany where there will be good spells of sunshine. A few isolated showers across Switzerland and Austria but mostly dry and fine here. Dry and fine conditions extend to Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Gale force winds towards Norway's coasts with rain, sleet and snow pushing in to western areas. Dry across much of Sweden but southwesterly winds will strengthen here and a wintry mix of precipitation pushes in from the west later. A weak front with light rain on it will pass east first thing over Finland then drier conditions behind. A breezy yet dry day through the Baltic States.
Dry and fine conditions for much of the western Mediterranean on Monday with sunny skies for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica and much of Italy as well as the Balkans. Isolated showers affect Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy at times. A front trails through Greece and northwest Turkey bringing outbreaks of rain here.
A cold front sweeps across northern France, the Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic and much of Poland on Monday bringing outbreaks of rain and sleet here as well as snow to the Alps. Windy but bright conditions with coastal showers follow the rain. Staying dry but increasingly cloudy for southern France, Slovakia, Hungary and southeast Poland.
Early rain and sleet clears Denmark to leave a bright and breezy day with the risk of wintry showers. Low pressure swirls around over Lapland bringing bright but very windy conditions and frequent snow showers to much of Norway, Sweden and Finland. More persistent snowfall affects western parts of Norway. A band of wintry precipitation sweeps over the Baltic States through the day where it will also be windy.