Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 1st May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Unsettled in the west, fine across the Mediterranean
Windy and wet with showers across Portugal today. A better day across Spain . Across France expect a day of sunny spells and showers. Rather cloudy today with some showers across Belgium and Holland with rain across western parts of Germany. An area of rain is expected across Switzerland and northern Italy. A few showers to come for Rome and central and southern Italy. Lots of dry, sunny weather will be found across Greece, Turkey into Bulgaria, the former Yugoslavia and Romania. Lots of sunshine as well across Hungry, Poland, eastern Germany, Belarus and Russia into the Baltic States. Cold but a dry, sunny day for Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
There is a risk of heavy rain across Portugal today and windy. A dry, mostly sunny day across Spain and the Balearics into southern Spain. Heavy showers with thunder are expected across northern France with rain across England, Belgium and Germany. Cold but dry and sunny across Norway and Sweden today. Rain is forecast across Finland but dry in the far south. Eastern parts of Europe remain dominated by high pressure. Lots of sunshine across Russia, the Baltic States and the Ukraine. Very warm to hot across Poland, Hungry, The Czech Republic into the former Yugoslavia and Romania with sunny skies. Warm and sunny as well across Greece into Turkey although some showers may affect eastern Turkey. Pleasantly warm across Italy with sunny spells and a few scattered showers. Fine and sunny across Corsica and Sardinia. A dry day to come across the Netherlands and Denmark.