Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 19th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly in northern Europe, mostly dry through the Mediterranean
Cloud and rain affecting eastern Spain today, with showers in the Balearics. Drier and brighter to the west, a few showers in Portugal. Italy should be fair with some decent spells of sunshine here, although a few showers in the far north. Greece and Turkey will be dry with plenty of sunshine.
France is going to be dry with lots of sunshine throughout and the risk of an early frost. Breezy and mixed in the Low Countries with rain and showers. Further rain and showers in Germany and chilly here as well as windy. Rain passing through Poland and Hungary as well as Austria and Switzerland.
Breezy and cool in Denmark with sunny spells. Showers and outbreaks of rain in the southern half of Sweden. Breezy in the Baltic States whilst it will be fair and dry in Finland. Brighter and mostly dry in northern Sweden and most of Norway too.
Showers affecting eastern and southern parts of Spain on Thursday. Drier to the west and north with good spells of sunshine. Showers for Italy, some of them heavy with sunny spells. Greece has cloud and rain in the far west, but will be mostly dry. Turkey is going to be dry with lots of sunshine.
Mostly fair in western and central parts of France. Showers in eastern France with colder weather and rain affecting the Low Countries. Heavy showers in Germany with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain in eastern Poland, but brighter to the west. Further rain, some heavy in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Breezy with cloud and rain in Denmark. Staying windy across the Baltic States and mostly dry here. Finland and northern Sweden should be dry with sunny spells, although wind and outbreaks of rain to the south. Showers in southern Norway but drier to the north.