Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 10th April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Warm across eastern Europe, although cloud and outbreaks of rain and showers to the west
A wet day to come with outbreaks of rain across the United Kingdom through the northern half of France, Belgium, Holland and all of Germany. Fine and sunny weather will extend again from Portugal across into Spain through the Balearics into Italy today.
An area of heavy showers and rain will affect Greece, much of the Greek Islands and western parts of Turkey. There is a risk of snow today across Bulgaria but dry today with sunny spells across Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Romania. An area of heavy snow is expected to move into Norway today, but mainly dry across Sweden and Finland. Outbreaks of snow again will affect much of Russia, but this clears the Baltic States in the morning as it turns dry and sunnier. Lots of sunshine to come today across Poland. A dry day to come across southern parts of France with sunny spells.
Low pressure is dominating the weather over most of Europe today. There will be rain spreading into the north of Spain and the far north of Portugal. Southern and eastern Spain should be fair with lots of sunshine. A further area of low pressure over northern Italy bringing cloud and rain here with heavy showers to the south.
Fair over Greece and western Turkey with lots of sunshine and dry weather. heavy showers for the east of Turkey. Bulgaria and Romania should be dry with lots of sunshine, and it will be warm here as well.
To the north the Baltic States and Finland will have cloud and some outbreaks of rain, as well as feeling warm. Cloud and rain or drizzle over Sweden. Denmark should be dry and mainly cloudy. Some heavy showers in western Norway, but drier to the east.