Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 28th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled with heavy showers over much of central and southern Europe, cold in northern areas
Showers continue across the Iberian continent through Wednesday with some locally heavy showers at times. Possible showers with cloudier skies across the Balearic Islands too. Showers affecting Corsica and Sardinia as a well as central parts of Italy, but southern Italy and Sicily look to remain largely dry and warm once again. One or two showers developing across Greece but largely dry for Turkey.
A rather cloudy day across much of France with showers developing over central and southern regions, the north staying mostly dry. Staying dry across the Low Countries and Germany through the day but rain is expected to push in from the southwest by evening. Showers continue across Switzerland and western parts of Austria, drier further east here. Showers, often heavy, continue to affect the Balkan States. A dry but chilly day for Poland.
A chilly day once again across Scandinaiva. There will be mostly dry conditions although scattered showers are likely to develop at times across parts of Norway and Sweden as well as Finland. An odd shower through the Baltic States but mostly dry and sunny here. Denmark too could see one or two passing showers but plenty of dry periods also.
Unsettled across Spain and Portugal today. Heavy showers, some of these thundery with longer spells of rain too. Further showers through the Balearics, and these could be heavy. Corsica and Sardinia will be fine with sunny spells. More sunshine across Italy, but some showers in the north. Greece and Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine.
Heavy showers or longer spells of rain and thunderstorms in the south of France, dry and bright in northern France. The Low Countries may have a scattered showers, but these may be heavy in northern Germany. Poland is likely to be bright with some sunny spells. Fair too in Hungary. Austria and Switzerland will have heavy showers, some thundery.
Denmark will have sunny spells, but then some heavy showers developing. The Baltic States will be cold with some sunny intervals. Scattered showers in Finland and sunny spells too. Fine across Sweden with more sunshine. Wintry showers over northern coasts of Norway but dry to the south.