Issued: 0530hrs Friday 5th October 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Sunny through southern Europe, but some rain, snow and wind to the north
Dry and sunny across England today. An area of rain will extend from Finland, into Russia across the Baltic States, northern parts of Poland and Germany through Holland and Belgium.
Most of France looks dry with the south sunniest. Lots of fine, dry weather continues across Portugal, Spain across into the Balearics, Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Cold but sunny across Norway and Sweden with showers across Denmark. Dry across much of south east Europe with sunny spells from the Ukraine into Romania, the former Yugoslavia, Hungry, the Czech Republic and southern parts of Germany and Poland.
High pressure across Spain brings plenty of sunshine and dry weather here. The dry and fine weather extends through the Mediterranean. There could be a few showers in Greece, but Turkey should be dry with sunny spells.
Cloud and some outbreaks of showery rain over central France. The Low Countries and Germany should be dry with sunny spells, and it should be dry with some sunshine for most of Poland as well. Southern Poland and Switzerland will be cloudier with some outbreaks of rain.
More unsettled over Scandinavia with low pressure here. There will be periods of rain in the north of Norway and Sweden, this turning to snow. Breezy to the south but brighter with sunny spells and feeling cool in the wind.