Issued: 0530hrs Monday 30th April 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Unsettled conditions prevail across most areas of Europe into next week, temperatures, overall average, warmest across S Europe
Into Tuesday and low pressure will continue to dominate across Denmark, Germany, Poland and also up into much of Scandinavia with some heavy rain and downpours in places across these countries. Something of an improvement in the weather is forecast across France on Tuesday though, after the very wet and windy weather of Monday, with some drier and sunnner weather despite scattered showers. Cool and showery conditions will continue to dominate across Spain and Portugal with temperatures here a little on the low side for late April and early May. Much of the Med maintains quite a lot of useful dry weather with some bright or sunny spells, especially across Italy, into Croatia, Serbia and Greece but afternoon isolated downpours remain possible here as temperatures rise through the course of the day. Warmest weather through the Med, still rather cool or cold across northern areas of Europe.
During Wednesday and it is, overall, low pressure that will continue to dominate the weather across most of Europe. The exception to this will be a region of higher pressure across parts of Poland, Belaurs and the Ukraine where drier, sunnier and rather warm. Elsewhere though and it is low pressure that dominates across much of the British Isles bringing cool and unsettled conditions, while rain and showers continue to move northwards across much of Scandinavia. France will see some drier weather, especially southern and eastern areas, but more northern and western areas of France will turn wet later in the day, while cool and showery conditions continue across Spain and Portugal. Low pressure moving northwards out of Africa will bring some very warm and humid conditions to Italy but also with some heavy rain and thunderstorms too. Some sunny and warm weather is forecast across more eastern areas of the Med, especially across Greece and Turkey but some afternoon thunderstorms are possible.