Issued: 0530hrs Friday 5th October 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool east & north, patchy rain Scandinavia
Lots of dry and warm weather across western Europe, with temperatures approaching 30C in south-west Framce and western Spain. Nudging 35C in Portugal. Unsettled for the central Mediterranean, with thunderstorms for southern Italy, plus Corsica and Sardinia. Rain may also affect the far west of Greece , but the islands of the Aegean Sea will be dry. High pressure centred around the Black Sea results in dry weather for central-eastern Europe. Fairly cool, with highs 13 to 16C for Germany, Poland and Hungary. A southwesterly breeze influences Scandinavia, with patchy rain, most persistent in western Norway, highs 9 to 12C.
Another very warm and dry day for southern Spain and Portugal, also central and western France. A warmer day for central Europe too. A front edges toward the north of France and the Low Countries later, bringing rain by evening.Thundery for Italy and the Balkans, whilst Greece and the Black Sea regions will be dry. Some rain for western Norway, but the Baltic region should be largely dry, although quite breezy. Eastern Europe stays dry with sun and variable cloud.