Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 6th May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across the Mediterranean
Still some showers to come across Portugal and Spain today but with more in the way of sunshine. Quite windy, though, with a strong west wind blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar. We will also see some shower activity around the Balearics and across into Corsica and Sardinia, while more persistent rain is expected across the northern half of Italy. Southern parts of Italy will be dry with sunny spells and this fine weather extends across into Greece and western parts of Turkey and northward through Bulgaria, most of Romania, the former Yugoslavia and the Czech Republic. Persistent rain is expected across northern parts of France into much of Germany and western Poland while heavy showers with the risk of thunder will affect southern France, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech republic and eastern parts of Poland. Cloudy across Belgium with the risk of some rain but it looks mainly dry across Holland and Denmark, and up through much of Norway and Sweden, although snow showers will affect western parts of Norway. Dry across Finland today while heavy showers are forecast across the Baltic States and into Belarus and parts of western Russia. Lots of heavy showers as well to come across eastern parts of Turkey.
Rain spreads in across the United Kingdom today with heavy showers across northern parts of Spain into southern parts of Germany. Southern parts of France will be dry and sunny with rain expected across northern Germany. Most of Belgium, Holland and Denmark should be fair and dry with sunny spells and cloud. Some rain to come across Portugal. Overall a dry day across Iberia with sunny spells across Spain through the Balearics into Corsica and Sardinia. Lots of showers expected across the northern half of Italy today, dry but cloudy in the south. Mostly sunny and dry across Greece, western parts of Turkey with showers across eastern Turkey again today. Outbreaks of rain are expected across the former Yugoslavia and Czech Republic today with showers across parts of Romania, into the Ukraine and Russia. Scattered snow showers will affect western parts of Norway and northern parts of Sweden. Overall a dry day to come across Scandinavia with sunny spells sunny and dry as well from the Baltic States, down through Belarus into most of Poland. Continued very warm across eastern parts of Europe today.