Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 14th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool and breezy central Europe
Thundery rain in much of central and southern Spain and Portugal today. Fair for eastern Spain and much of the Balearics. Corsica and Sardinia stay dry with more sunshine. Scattered showers over the hills of Italy, but mostly dry with sunny spells. Greece will be dry too with more sunshine. Remaining dry with lots of sunshine in Cyprus too.
Breezy for France with sunny spells. Scattered showers in the Low Countries. Some patchy rain in central parts of Germany as well as much of Poland. Rain in eastern Poland. Hungary will be cloudy with some outbreaks of rain. Often dry for Austria and Switzerland with sunny spells but also some showers, these locally heavy.
Fair with bright and sunny spells in Denmark. Staying dry in the Baltic States as well as Finland. Sweden will be dry with sunny spells throughout. Cloud and some outbreaks of rain in western and northern Norway but drier further south.
High pressure extends across northern Europe, with a general northeasterly airflow for the heart of the continent. Prolonged heavy rain for southern Spain and a few showers for Portugal. Northern Iberia stays dry with sun. Much of France is also dry. A few showers for Italy, mixed with areas of dry and sunny weather too.
Southeastern Europe is largely dry with sunshine for Greece and the Balkan states. Areas of rain for the central Alps and southern Germany, snow over the mountains. Rain is likely to be fairly extensive over Poland and Ukraine. Areas of showers too for Romania and Belarus.
Dry for much of Scandinavia with light winds, but it will be breezy around the Baltic. A westerly breeze in northern Norway brings some cloud and rain here.