European Summary - April 02, 2012
Unsettled across Europe
More Snow in the East

Issued: 0530hrs Monday 2nd April 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski


Rain Showers across Spain

Today
Dry across England into France, Belgium and Holland. Rain is expected across Denmark into the north of Germany and into southern parts of Poland. A dry day for southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria. An area of heavy snow will fall across northern Poland across the Baltic States into western Russia and the Ukraine. Cold but dry across much of Finland and Norway today. Snow clears to sunny spells across Sweden by afternoon. Settled and dry today across Romania, the Czech Republic into the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria into Greece. Showers are expected across Turkey with a dry day across Italy. Rather cloudy across the Balearics into Iberia with showers for Portugal and western parts of Spain.



Tuesday
It turns colder across the United Kingdom with rain and snow expected. A dry day across northern and central parts of France with sunny spells. It looks dry as well across Belgium and Holland with morning sunshine then a cloudy afternoon. Scattered snow showers are expected around parts of Denmark and southern Sweden today. Heavier snow continues across Finland into northern Russia. Morning snow clears the Baltic States then dry and sunnier. Some light snow to come across northern parts of Belarus with an area of light rain in the south across northern parts of the Ukraine into Poland. More unsettled across Italy today with quite a few showers but dry in the far south. Scattered showers will be found around the Greek islands today but for mainland Greece it looks dry and sunny as it does so across into Turkey, Bulgaria, and up into Romania. Just the odd shower well across the former Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic. Occasional showers are expected around Sardinia, Corsica and through the Balearics with heavy showers and spells of rain forecast for Portugal and Spain. Some light rain to across southern France across into Switzerland with a dry day expected through Austria and Hungary. Snow will fall across the Alps today. Fair and dry across Germany with sunny spells. We keep that brisk west wind blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar with strong southerly winds running east of Malta up towards southern Adriatic sea.


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