Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Duty forecaster: David Hulse
Rain and strong winds into Northern areas and starting to move south.
High pressure lies to the west of Europe, bringing fair weather to France, Spain and Portugal. Heavy rain is likely to affect the far south of Italy as low pressure stays over the central Mediterranean. Some rain too for southern Greece .
Dry weather for the Alps and central-eastern Europe, extending toward the Black Sea.
Windy and cool for northern Europe, and heavy rain sweeps across Denmark, southern Sweden and Baltic coastlines, including Poland. Some showery rain too for northern Germany. Showers or some persistent rain for western Norway. Rain also moves into southern Finland.
Temperatures in the low to mid 20s widely across Southern Europe and locally very warm in the south of Spain, Portugal and Turkey, with values up to 27 or 28C. Cooler for central and northern parts, the low to mid-teens and cold in Northern Scandinavia.
A fine day with a lot of sunshine for Spain, Portugal and the Balearics. Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic will also have a dry day with spells of sunshine. Some sunshine in Greece and Turkey but heavy, thundery showers around the south of Greece, down towards Crete, will move east into Turkey.
Dry for France, spells of sunshine in the south but with cloudier skies in the north. Rain over the Low Countries, Central and Southern Germany and Poland, accompanied by strong winds, will move south into Central Europe, reaching the Black Sea coast later.
Breezy with rain or showers in the north and west of Norway, also for Southern Finland and the Baltic States at first, otherwise dry across much of Scandinavia with some sunshine,
Little change temperature-wise, with southern areas retaining the warmth but becoming colder across central and northern parts.