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Europe forecast - October 15, 2016
Thundery Italy & Balkans
Becoming warmer west

Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 15th October 2016
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson


Windy and feeling cold in southern Scandinavia


Saturday
Dry for most of Spain, France and Portugal, although areas of showery rain will affect areas around Brittany and also north-west Iberia. Highs 25C in southern Spain, and reaching 23C in south-western France. Areas of thunderstorms for east & central Italy, also the northern Balkans.
A ridge of high pressure over Greece and Turkey brings extensive dry and warm weather. Warm in Hungary, around 21C, although rain may spread from the south later. Risk of a few showers in Romania, western Ukraine and Poland. A front extends across Denmark and Germany, bringing cloudy skies and patchy rain. The Low Countries will be dry and bright.
A strong easterly wind for southern Scandinavia. High pressure centred around Finland maintains fair weather across northern Europe. Chilly with areas of low cloud in Sweden, highs 7C. Rain may reach southern Norway later in the day.


Sunday
High pressure remains located over Scandinavia, promoting a cool easterly pattern across northern & eastern Europe. A southerly flow across central & western countries will bring warmer temperatures than recently. Highs of 27C in southern Spain & Portugal with lots of sunshine, although it will be cooler with more cloud in north-western Iberia.
Dry and warm across the Mediterranean, Italy and Greek Islands, highs 23 to 27C, warmest in the south. Thunderstorms are likely for the southern Balkans, perhaps extending to western mainland Greece later. Some heavy rain too for Romania and Hungary, although dry toward Austria & the Czech Republic.
Warm across south-western France at 24C, although heavy bursts of rain affect northern France. Dry for the Low Countries & Germany, highs 18C. Cloudy and cool for Poland, Denmark and southern Norway & Sweden, with a brisk easterly breeze and occasional rain. Sunshine for northern Norway. Dull but dry in Finland.


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