Issued: 0530hrs Friday 6th April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
A cold and unsetlled spell of weather for much of Europe
Heavy showers are likely across Spain and Portugal throughout today. These could be thundery at times. Cloud and some outbreaks of rain will be affect southern France, whilst the north should be dry with sunny spells. Some sunshine to come too across the Low Countries and Germany, as well as Poland.
Cloud and some spots of rain for northern Italy, but most of the country should be dry with some sunny spells. A few showers in northern Greece but dry elsewhere. Turkey is going to be seeing dry weather, but sunny spells here too.
To the north some cloud and rain will be affecting Denmark and southern Sweden, this extending in Finland. The Baltic States are likely to be dry with sunny spells. Windy showers across Norway, some of them heavy at times.
An unsettled day across much of southern Europe. Low pressure will be over northern Italy and this will be bringing a band of showery rain south through central parts of Spain and Portugal. Showers affecting the southern coasts of Spain.
Cloudy and wet for southern France and northern Italy, with some showers affecting central and western parts of Italy. Fairer across Greece and Turkey where it should be dry with some spells of sunshine to come thorugh the day.
Low pressure also brings plenty of cloud and rain into the Baltic States. Finland should be dry though with some sunny spells here. A few wintry showers for Sweden, with sunny spells and mainly dry conditions in Norway. Showers and cold air affect central and northern France, as well as the Low Countries and Germany.