Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 9th May 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind in the west, dry and sunny to the east
A band of rain will push eastwards across Portugal first then Spain, heavy initially then turning more showery behind. Staying largely dry furthest east in Spain. Heavy and thundery showers also affecting the Pyrenees. Some showers reaching the Balearic Islands through the afternoon but largely dry here. A mainly dry and fine day across the rest of the Mediterranean including the Aegean.
Heavy showers or longer spells of rain will affect western and central areas of France and the Low Countries with strengthened winds here. Drier further east across France. Largely dry and warm across Germany but far western areas will see a build in cloud cover and some showers pushing in. Largely dry across Switzerland but with cloud building. Dry also for Austria and the Czech Republic as well as Poland and the Balkan States.
A warmer day for Denmark although unsettled with rain later, heavy at times, pushing up from the south. Still chilly across Norway with rain affecting southern areas and showers further north. Some rain also affecting south Sweden but drier elsewhere. Patchy rain across parts of south Finland but drier further north. A band of rain will push northwards through the Baltic States.
Heavy showers and longer periods of rain through Portugal and most of Spain today. Heavy showers and a few sunny spells in eastern parts of Spain. These heavy showers also affecting the Balearics. Corsica and Sardinia will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine again. Staying fine in Italy, but some heavy thunderstorms in the far north. Greece and Turkey should be fine and sunny.
Rain and showers, some of this heavy across France, thundery in the east. Sunny spells and scattered heavy showers in the Low Countries. Further rain and thundery showers in much of central and southern Germany, better to the north. Poland will be warm and dry with good spells of sunshine. Hungary and most of Austria will be fair and dry, but heavy rain in Switzerland.
Plenty of cloud in Denmark. Breezy and warm as well as sunny in the Baltic States. Cloud and some drizzle in Finland. Cloud and rain in central and northern Sweden, dry and bright to the south. Heavy periods of rain in southern Norway, dry and bright to the north.