Issued: 0530hrs Friday 30th November 2018
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Wet and windy north-west Europe into the weekend
High pressure influences Spain and Portugal, bringing a fair day with good amounts of sunshine, highs 16 to 19C on south-eastern Costas. Risk of a few showers for the Balearics. A zone of thundery rain affects south-eastern France. Showers also affect Biscay and English Channel coasts.
A band of rain affects Germany, followed by brightening skies. Rain for southern Sweden. Brisk southerly winds for the Baltic. Windy with frequent showers for western Norway.
High pressure over south-eastern Europe brings dry but cold weather to Romania, Hungary and the Balkans. Temperatures staying near or below freezing all day. Dry and fairly cool too for much of Italy and Greece . Up to 15C for Sicily and western Greece. The eastern Mediterranean is unsettled. Heavy downpours for Cyprus. Snow for inland Turkey. Showery around the Bosporus.
Staying dry for Spain and Portugal, and improving across southern France. Thundery for the central Mediterranean islands, including southern Italy. Dry for Greece, and a better day for Turkey and Cyprus. Wind and rain sweeps across northern France into the Low Countries and later western Germany.
Alpine countries and central-eastern Europe will be dry, and staying chilly toward the east. Snow for eastern Ukraine. The Baltic states will be dry, whilst some rain and snow affects Finland. Showers for western Norway, becoming persistent rain and mountain snow in the south-west later. Dry for much of Sweden, with temperatures up to 7C in the south.