Issued: 0530hrs Friday 9th October 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool easterly winds developing
High pressure influences much of northern Europe, centred primarily over northern Scandinavia. Spain will be largely dry, and very warm in the south-west, although high cloud may thicken across Portugal. A few showers around the eastern Costas. Areas of thundery rain affect the western Mediterranean, including Sardinia & Corsica, drifting toward western Italy. Dry and fairly warm for Greece and Turkey, highs 25C. Dry for most of central Europe, with a good amount of sunshine for France, although a little breezy in the west. Partly cloudy for Germany & the Alps, with patchy drizzle, but often dry. Denmark is breezy with a few showers, whilst Belgium & the Netherlands stay dry and sunny. Intermittent rain for western Norway, otherwise the rest of Scandinavia stays dry, but rather chilly. Poland also feels cool at 10C, and very cold northerly winds affect the Baltic States and western Russia.
Strong winds and outbreaks of heavy rain affect Portugal as the remnants of ex-Hurricane Joaquin move into Iberia. Much of Spain will stay dry, and very warm in the east, whilst cloud thickens from the west. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will become widespread across southern Italy and increasingly spreading into the Balkan states & mainland Greece. Risk of local flooding developing in these areas through the weekend. Turkey stays dry and warm. High pressure centred over Scandinavia brings settled weather to northern & central Europe. Dry and bright across France and very warm around the Biscay coast, highs 24C. Brisk easterly winds toward the north, also affecting the Low Countries. Cooler temperatures in Germany, around 11 to 15C plus a chilly easterly wind. Light winds across most of Scandinavia, although cool, with highs below 10C for many areas. Patchy rain in north-west Norway.