Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 24th April 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled across central and northern Europe, but there should be warm spring sunshine to the south
A fine day through Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine to come here. Heavy showers will be blowing through France, with more persistent rain for the Low Countries and Germany. Poland also looks set to have some rain, this extending into Switzerland and Hungary as well as Austria.
For Italy there will be cloud and some rain in the north, but more central and southern areas should be drier with sunny spells. Heavy showers affecting parts of Greece, whilst Turkey is fine with lots of sunshine to come here.
Heavy showers affecting Finland and the Baltic States through the day, with rain moving into Denmark. Sweden and Norway should be largely clear with sunny spells, although showers affect the west coasts of Norway.
A windy day with cloud and rain across northern and western parts of Spain and Portugal. Across eastern and southern Spain the day is going to be brighter and drier with sunny spells. Heavy rain and gale force winds across France, although more southern and eastern areas will have lighter rain. More cloud and rain moving into the Low Countries in the afternoon. It will be brighter across Germany, Austria and Hungary.
High pressure across Italy will be bringing lots of sunshine and very warm conditions. There will be further sunny spells across Greece and Turkey with warm weather here. Heavy showers over Bulgaria and Romania, some of them heavy.
To the north the Baltic States will be cloudy with periods of rain. Mainly dry across the Baltic States. Showers for northern Sweden, although the south of Sweden has rain. More cloud and rain over Denmark with some showery rain over Norway.