Issued: 0530hrs Monday 27 April 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Heavy rain across Italy
It's looking quite warm today across Poland, the Adriatic Region and the Balkans today. A cold day with showers across Britain. Northern parts of France will be dry but heavy rain is forecast for central and southern parts of France and also across all but the far south of Italy. Occasional showers to affect northern parts of Spain with a dry day for southern Spain and Portugal. Heavy showers are likely from the Balearics into Corsica and Sardinia. Fair and dry across the Low Counties and Denmark today. Rain is forecast for northern Germany with heavy showers in the south with thunder. A few heavy showers are also expected across northern parts of Poland otherwise a dry day here. A number of heavy showers develop across the Adriatic areas into Austria and the Czech Republic. It looks dry today across Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine. Quite windy today across the Mediterranean from Spain eastward to the Adriatic Sea. Strong winds will be found off the Libyan coast with rough seas expected towards Sicily.
Dry and sunny across Portugal, Spain and the south of France. Lots of showers are forecast for northern France, England, the Low Countries and Germany. An area of heavy rain is expected from the Baltic States into Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Croatia and Italy. Frequent and heavy showers with a risk of thunder are likely across the rest of the Adriatic Region along with Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. Very warm and dry across Turkey and the Ukraine today. Showers to affect northern parts of Russia with the south warm and dry. Fair and dry across Finland with rain showers across Sweden and snow showers across Norway. Strong winds will affect the south of France and the Mediterranean.