Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 12th October 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and warm for much of central and southern Europe, wind and rain in Scandinavia
More sunshine and dry weather to come across Spain and Portugal on Thursday. There is the risk of a shower in the far south. Sunshine across the Balearics and staying dry here. Fair weather with lots of sunshine for Italy. Greece and Turkey stay dry and very warm.
France is going to have a dry day with more sunshine and dry weather here although some drizzle in the far north at first. The Low Countries will have plenty of cloud with this affecting central Germany too. Northern Poland will be windy with some outbreaks of rain. Southern Germany, the Czech and Slovak Republics , Hungary, Switzerland and Austria will be dry with good spells of sunshine.
Windy in Denmark with a few showers here. Rain, some of it heavy across Sweden and Norway, this extending into the Baltic Staes too. Gales could occur through this areas as well. Norway will have a mix of sunny spells and showers.
Sunshine and dry weather over Portugal and Spain, very warm here as well. More sunshine to come in the Balearics and Italy. Greece and Turkey will be staying dry and sunny.
France will have lots of sunshine and warm weather. This warmth and sunshine extends through the Low Countries and Germany as well as most of Poland. Switzerland, Hungary and Austria should be dry too and staying warm with more sunshine to come here.
Breezy in the UK and Ireland with rain in the west of Ireland and Scotland. Denmark will have some cloud in the west but drier and sunnier east. Cloud, wind and some rain in the Baltic States. Breezy with showers and cool weather for Finland. Sweden should be dry with sunny spells. Wet and windy in western parts of Norway with heavy rain at times here.