Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 23rd September 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold and unsettled eastern Europe, fair to the west
Dry and mostly sunny in Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Much of Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic coast should stay dry with spells of sunshine, just perhaps an isolated shower in Italy. Dry and sunny for Greece and dry with sunshine across much of Turkey but with rain moving into the north after a dry start.
Dry for a good part of France with spells of sunshine, although one or two showers may develop in central and eastern parts. However, wet and windy weather will move east across Northern France, into the Low Countries and on to Denmark and Germany. Damaging or disruptive winds are likely to accompany the rain. Some sunshine for Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe, albeit with the risk of a shower but fine and sunny towards the Black Sea coast.
Showers, some heavy and prolonged for Scandinavia, especially the north and west of Norway, the Baltic States and Southern Finland but Eastern Norway and much of Sweden should be dry with sunny spells. Still very warm across the south and east but cooler with the changeable weather further north, especially in the wet and windy areas.
Spain and Portugal will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Remaining dry in the Balearics whilst some showers could affect Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will have rain in central and northern areas but will be dry to the south. Greece and Turkey stay dry with more sunshine to come here throughout the day.
Windy across the south of France with a risk of showers. Most areas of France will be dry with sunny spells. Scattered showers in the Low Countries and Germany. Windy and cold over Poland with heavy showers, Chilly in Hungary and Austria although Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
Chilly with sunshine and scattered showers in Denmark. Windy across Sweden and the baltic States as well as being chilly with showers. Further showers in Finland and again these will be heavy. Windy across Norway, rain and showers for most.