Issued: 0530hrs Friday 31st October 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Turning wet and windy in Scandinavia
Increasing cloud across Portugal today, although remaining dry until patchy rain arrives from the west this evening. It remains fine and very warm for Spain, the Balearics and France. Plenty of dry weather continues to extend across central Europe, although there may be a lot of cloud across Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. Some sunshine for Belgium and the Netherlands may extend into western Germany. Variable cloud for Switzerland and Austria. Sunshine for northern Italy, although again showers may affect the far south of Italy. Scattered thunderstorms again for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, with some heavy and slow moving areas of rain. Cloudy and damp for Denmark, southern Norway and Sweden. Bright and cool in northern Scandinavia. Cool also in eastern Europe.
Cloud and showery rain for Portugal on Saturday, turning heavy in the west. Spain remains warm, best sunshine in the east. Sunshine also for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Thundery rain continues to affect the eastern Mediterranean, although Greece and Turkey are brighter than recent days overall, with plenty of dry weather. Sunny and warm for France, although more cloud in the north, with a little patchy rain. Quite cloudy too in Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany, Switzerland and Austria are dry. Cool but dry in Poland and the Czech Republic. A little patchy rain in Denmark. Unsettled overall in Scandinavia, with fronts bringing wind and rain to Norway and Sweden. Brighter in Finland.