Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 20th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly in northern Europe with some showers in the Mediterranean
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.
Showers in eastern Spain today with heavier showers over the Balearics. Fair in the west with good spells of sunshine. Heavier showers for Italy, although probably dry in the north. Western Greece is likely to be cloudy with periods of rain, whilst the east will be dry and bright. Turkey will be dry too with good spells of sunshine here.
Chilly with bright or sunny spells over France. Showers in the Low Countries with rain in northern Germany. Southern Germany should be drier with a few showers here. Poland sees rain east and north, with this rain extending into Hungary too. Austria and Switzerland should be drier.
Windy and wet in much of Denmark and the southern Baltic States too. Dry and chilly in Finland as well as central and northern Norway and Sweden.