Issued: 0530hrs Friday 14th September 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain for Italy & Greece, fine western Mediterranean
Fine across western parts of Europe through today. There is plenty of sunshine to come through France, Spain and Portugal, although cloud and some showers may affect the northern coasts of France. The same area of cloud affects the Low Countries and northern Germany bringing some showery rain. Fine across most of Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.
Lower pressure to the east of Italy is giving a more unsettled day here with periods of rain and showers, some of it heavy. Fair for Greece with sunny spells, although some showers in the west. Turkey should be dry and fine with lots of sunshine, with more sunshine to come in Bulgaria and Romania.
To the north a deep area of low pressure is centred over northwest Norway. This is bringing sever gales through Sweden, Norway and Denmark bringing rain and showers, some of it heavy. Further wind and some hazy sunshine in the Baltic States and Finland.
A fair day through Spain and Portugal with more spells of sunshine here. Further sunshine over France and dry here as well. More sunshine in the Low Countries and Germany, as well as Poland. Bright and dry across Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Low pressure over southern Italy brings some showers and outbreaks of rain across central and southern Italy, but plenty of sunshine to the north. Some showers affecting western Greece, but drier in the east. Turkey is going to be fine and dry with more sunshine to come here throughout.
Further north a strong westerly flow through Scandinavia will bring periods of rain and showers here. Most of the rain over Norway, but for Sweden and Denmark the day should be dry and breezy with sunny spells. More rain and strong winds over the Baltic States and Finland.