Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 17th May 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers south and west, better in east
Some heavy showers developing through Portugal and parts of northern Spain today, some of these thundery at times. Heavy periods of rain and showers affecting the west of France. Fair conditions over Germany and the Low Countries as well as Poland, Switzerland, Hungary and Austria.
Fair across central and northern Italy but windy with a few showers for southern Italy. Cloud and periods of rain over Greece and western Turkey. Cloud and some showers for western Bulgaria and western Romania with eastern areas being dry.
Cold with rain and cloud over the Baltic States and Finland, the rain heavy at times. More cloud and some rain across northern Sweden, but Norway should be drier and brighter. Mainly dry and cool over Denmark with sunny spells.
Showers across Spain and Portugal again today, most of them through more western and northern areas. Rain and cloud affect France with the rain being heavy at times. There will be more cloud and rain moving through the Low Countries and into western Germany, but the eastern half of Germany and Poland should be dry with lots of sunshine.
More sunshine to come across Italy and western Greece, although the east of Greece will be cloudy and wet. Cloud and rain through Turkey, most in the west where some of it could be heavy at times.
A fine day for the Baltic States and Finland. Sweden is going to be dry with more sunshine to come here. Sunny and dry in Denmark and the sunshine continuing through Norway, although it will be feeling cool here.