Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers and rain for Iberia, fair in central Europe
Showers affecting much of Spain on Thursday, these heavy and thundery at times. Fine across the Balearics and Italy with lots of sunshine here. Greece should be fair in the west but some showers in the east. Some rain or snow in central and northern Turkey but fair to the south.
A fair day in France but some frost in the morning. Further sunshine in the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland. Hungary and Austria together with Switzerland should be dry with plenty of sunshine, although a morning frost may affect these areas too.
Denmark is going to be rather cloudy with a risk of some patchy drizzle in the north. Fair for most of Sweden with good spells of sunshine. Mostly dry in the Baltic States as well as Finland, some sunny spells here. Severe gales and wet for much of western Norway, heavy periods of rain and sleet.
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. Much of the rest of Germany should be dry and bright. 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.