Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 11th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
A period of heavy rain, sleet and snow, particularly for the Alpine countries, and into northern Italy.
Showery outbreaks of, locally heavy, rain slowly clear east from Portugal and Spain through the day on Sunday. Heavy showers, some thundery, affecting the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. Dry and fine for central and southern Italy and Sicily. Dry and sunny for the Balkans, Greece and western Turkey. Sleet and snwo showers over eastern Turkey.
Heavy outbreaks of rain spread east across France and the Low Countries into western Germany. Mostly dry and fine conditions for eastern Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and much of Austria. Some heavy rain and snow falling over southern parts of the Alps.
Dry and fine for northwest Denmark, cloudier to the southeast with outbreaks of rain. Dry and fine for much of Sweden too with some rain and sleet spreading into the far southeast later. This rain extends into the western Baltic States and the far south of Finland later. Staying dry and fair for the rest of Finland and the eastern Baltic States. Snow showers fade over western Norway leaving a dry and fine day here.
A much drier and brighter day across Spain and Portugal as the remnants of the rain clear the northeast. A breezy day for the Balearic Islands with a few showers passing through. Rain, heavy at times, moving across Corsica and Sardinia then over northern Italy. Southern Italy as well as Siciliy will be mostly dry. Cloud increasing across the Balkans and rain moving in to Slovakia and Croatia. Dry and fne for Greece and western Turkey, but snow showers to the east of Turkey.
Rain gradually clears to the east of France through Monday with cooler air and some showers pushing in behind. A bright day for the Low Countries but with a scattering of showers too. Rain will gradually push eastwards across Germany clearing from the west with cooler air moving in. Some heavy rain and snow falling over the Alpine countries. A dry morning for Poland but rain pushing in during the afternoon.
Denmark will see wetter and cloudier conditions to the north but drier and brighter conditions further south. A breezy and generally cloudy day across the Baltic States with patchy rain passing through. Southern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland will see outbreaks of rain, sleet and possible snow although northern areas will remain largely dry and fine.