Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 30th November 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly in much of central and northern Europe with heavy rain in the western Mediterranean
Many western areas of Europe continue to be dominated by a cold N'ly wind, bringing wintry showers in places along with below average temperatures across much of the British Isles England, down into France and also across much of Iberia including Spain and Portugal.
Low pressure continue to dominate through much of Central and Southern areas of Europe, with showers, longer spells of rain and possible thunderstorms in places, especially across parts of Germany, Poland and down into Italy. Milder weather, in association with S or SW'ly winds dominate across more eastern areas of Europe, with some particularly high temperatures possible across parts of Greece and surrounding countries through the day.
Cold across northern and eastern parts of Spain with showers, some of them heavy. Drier for Portugal with sunny spells here and staying dry in southern Spain too. More persistent rain in the Balearics, some of it heavy. Rain affecting southern Italy but drier in central and northern areas. Greece and Turkey should be dry with sunny spells.
Heavy showers affect much of France and these could be wintry in the north. Frai for much of the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland. Hungary will have some sunny spells but showers in Switzerland and Austria.
Fair for much of Denmark with good spells of sunshine. Breezy and unsettled in Finland and the Baltic States with sleet and snow. Rain in western Norway continues through the day.