Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 20th October 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Outbreaks of rain and cooler temperatures for western parts of Europe
A cold day in Spain with rain in central and northern areas. Heavy showers affecting Portugal. Further showers may also trouble the Balearics. Showers too in northern Italy, some of them heavy, but drier in central and southern Italy with good sunshine here. Fine for Greece with good sunny spells, whilst showers affect eastern Turkey and Cyprus.
France will have a cold, wet day. Some heavy periods of rain and a risk of thunderstorms too. Rain in the Low Countries, some heavy, and this rain affects northern Germany as well. Poland should be dry with sunny spells. Austria and Hungary will be dry, again with sunshine here. Showers and rain in Switzerland.
Denmark should be mostly dry with more sunshine to come. The Baltic States will have good spells of sunshine, although some rain is expected in Finland. Norway is generally dry with sunny spells throughout, just a few showers in central areas.
Sunshine and showers for Spain and Portugal on Monday. Showers mainly focussed to the north and east. Heavy, thundery showers affecting the Balearic Islands. Showers too for northern parts of Italy while central and southern areas will see good spells of sunshine. Sunny too for Greece and much of Turkey though eastern parts of Turkey could see isolated showers developing.
Showers continuing for much of France - these lighter to the west with some heavy, thundery bursts possible to the east. Scattered showers continuing too for the Low Countries and western Germany but these tending to ease through the day. A fair and dry day for eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary while Switzerland sees further outbreaks of rain.
Scattered showers for Denmark and the Baltic States on Monday with rain clearing to the east from Finland to leave a dry and fine day here. Dry and fine too for Sweden and much of Norway with good spells of sunshine though rain arrives to the west later.