Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 13th October 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers in the south, cloud and rain through central areas
Mainly dry with sunny spells across England. An area of rain and showers will extend from Holland into Belgium into northern parts of France. Central, southern parts of France will be dry with sunny spells. Most of Spain and Portugal will also be fair and dry with good sunny intervals with one or two scattered light showers around the Balearics and. It remains unsettled across Italy, the former Yugoslavia and northern Greece with some heavy showers. Southern parts of Greece, all of Turkey. Fine and dry with long sunny spells. A few showers as well across Bulgaria with a dry day for most of Romania and the Ukraine. Outbreaks of rain are expected across Austria and the Czech Republic. This stretches up across eastern parts of Poland western parts of Poland. Fair and dry. Mainly dry and cold but cloudy across Norway and we may see some rain spreading across southern parts of Sweden. During the afternoon. Unsettled and wet across most of Finland with outbreaks of rain. This stretches down across central and eastern parts of Russia. Western parts of Russia will be fair and dry as will Belarus. Sunny spells and scattered showers are forecast across the Baltic States today.
A band of cloud and rain through Portugal and northern Spain today, some of it heavy at times. Showers ion central parts of the Mediterranean and Italy, some of these will be heavy too. Fair across Greece and Turkey with good spells of sunshine.
A more unsettled period of weather across central Europe with lengthy periods of rain. The rain will be heavy and the winds will be strong too. More rain through Germany and Poland, as well as France, although the Low Countries will be dry with sunny spells.
Low pressure over Denmark with periods of rain, these extending into southern Norway and the south of Sweden. Denmark will have sunny spells and some showers, but cloud and rain over Finland.