Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 26 April 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Heavy showers, strong winds in Mediterranean
A very unsettled day to come across a large part of Europe. Lots of showers, many heavy are expected across Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and western parts of Poland. A heavy spell of persistent rain is forecast for eastern Spain and parts of France. A dry day to come across the southern half of Italy with rain across the north and snow over the Alps. Warm across the Adriatic Region with a few showers. Showers too develop across Austria and the Czech Republic. Fair and dry across Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine. Rain is expected across Finland with heavy showers across Russia and the Baltic States. Eastern parts of Poland and Belarus should have a dry day. Cold across Norway with snow showers while heavy rain may spread into the far south of Sweden. A few showers to affect northern parts of Turkey but generally a dry day. Brisk west winds will affect the Straits of Gibraltar and southern parts of Iberia.
It's looking quite warm today across Poland, the Adriatic Region and the Balkans today. A cold day with showers across Britain. Northern parts of France will be dry but heavy rain is forecast for central and southern parts of France and also across all but the far south of Italy. Occasional showers to affect northern parts of Spain with a dry day for southern Spain and Portugal. Heavy showers are likely from the Balearics into Corsica and Sardinia. Fair and dry across the Low Counties and Denmark today. Rain is forecast for northern Germany with heavy showers in the south with thunder. A few heavy showers are also expected across northern parts of Poland otherwise a dry day here. A number of heavy showers develop across the Adriatic areas into Austria and the Czech Republic. It looks dry today across Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine. Quite windy today across the Mediterranean from Spain eastward to the Adriatic Sea. Strong winds will be found off the Libyan coast with rough seas expected towards Sicily.