Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 4th October 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across the Balkans
Windy with an area of moderate to heavy rain expected across Sweden, Denmark, Germany and northern France. Just a few showers across Britain today. Rain across Belgium and Holland clears to s few heavy showers. Fine and dry across southern parts of France with scattered showers across the Alps. Quite summery across Iberia with lots of very warm sunshine for Portugal and Spain. Fine as well across the Balearics into Italy, the former Yugoslavia in Greece and Turkey. Rain is forecast across Finland and Russia with a few showers across the Ukraine and Romania. Lots of sunshine across Hungry and Poland. Colder across Norway with showers and sunny spells. Windy across north east Europe with warm temperatures across the Balkans.
Rain is expected in the south of England and across the north of France into Belgium, Holland, Denmark and northern Germany where it will be heavier. Central and southern parts of England and southern Germany will be fine and dry. Still plenty of very warm sunshine to come across Spain and Portugal and this fine weather extends eastward across the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia into Italy, Greece and most of Turkey. Fine across the Balkans and warm with sunny spells for the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungry, Austria and the Czech Republic. Colder but sunny across Norway and Sweden. Heavy rain is expected across Finland with showers across the Baltic States and rain for Russia. Most of Poland should be dry with sunny skies across the Ukraine, Very windy across northern Europe with gales.