Issued: 0530hrs Friday 12th October 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Cold across Scandinavia
Largely dry with sunny spells across much of England today. Outbreaks of rain clear western France with showers and rain expected from Belgium, Holland, southern half of Germany into central and southern parts of France. Very windy with strong northerly gales blowing across southern France today. Expect a few scattered showers across Spain, otherwise a mostly sunny and dry day to come across much of Iberia. Some heavy showers are also likely to be found around the Balearics and across into Corsica, Sardinia and into Italy. Rain spreads up across the former Yugoslavia with one or two showers across Greece, with a dry, mostly sunny day expected Turkey. A lot of cloud across Bulgaria, but generally dry but it looks dry and mostly sunny northward into Romania and most of the Ukraine. Fair and dry across the Czech Republic with a dry, mostly sunny day across northern parts of Germany, Austria and all of Poland. A cold, windy day to come across Norway and Sweden with long sunny spells, while lots of heavy showers are expected across the Baltic States today. Rain and showers forecast across Russia with most of Finland fair and dry except for the odd shower in the south.
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.