Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 1 May 2016
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Chilly in the north
A fine, warm day across Portugal and Spain with the warmest temperatures in the south. Fine and dry as well across France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark into much of Germany and Poland. Showers develop across southern Germany in the afternoon. A wet and windy day across Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic and the Adriatic. Cloudy with patchy rain across Greece with Turkey warm with sunny spells and showers, these mainly in the east. Fair and chiefly dry across Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine. Heavy showers to affect Russia and Belarus but dry across the Baltic States into Finland. Rain clears to a few showers across Sweden. Snow showers will affect western parts of Norway.
Rain is expected across England today. Much of France, The Low Countries, Denmark and Germany will have a mostly sunny and dry day. The best of the warm weather and sunshine is again going to be across Spain and Portugal across the Balearics. A few showers are forecast across Poland with sunny spells. An area of frequent, heavy showers will affect The Baltic States, Belarus, the Czech Republic and Austria. Heavy spells of rain will affect Italy, The Adriatic Region along with Greece, Corsica and Sardinia. Cloudier across Turkey with light rain. Fine and dry across Bulgaria, Romania and The Ukraine with sunny spells. Much of Finland and Sweden will be dry and fine. Outbreaks of rain will affect Norway. A strong, gusty mistral will persist across the south of France and staying windy in the central Mediterranean. A gale force east wind will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar.