Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 27th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Windy with rain and showers in western France and northwest Spain, rain to in southern Italy
Dry and fine for much of Spain and Portugal again on Tuesday though cloud builds from the northwest and patchy outbreaks of rain develop here later. Early showers fade from the Balearic Islands leaving a dry and fine day here. Frequent showers, these locally quite heavy, affect Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and central and southern parts of Italy. Drier and bright for northern Italy. Dry and fine for Greece and Turkey though cloud builds over Greece later and a band of heavy rain may affect the far west by evening.
A band of patchy rain spreads across France affecting most areas with the exception of the far southeast. Rain also spreads across the Low Countries and into the far northwest of Germany. Otherwise a dry and fair day for Germany and Switzerland. Early rain (snow over the Alps) fades over Austria and the Czech Republic while Poland has a rather cloudy day with isolated showers over western areas. Dry and mostly fine for eastern Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Wet and increasingly windy for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Further north a band of heavy rain spreads northward over central and north Sweden and much of Finland, increasingly turning to snow as it approaches the Arctic Circle. Rather cloudy with scattered showers for the Baltic States with heavier, more persistent outbreaks of rain developing here later.
Rain in northwest Spain and western Portugal on Wednesday. The rest of Spain should be dry with plenty of sunshine here. More sunshine to come through the Balearics. Italy will be bright and dry overall, although southern areas will have some heavy showers and more persistent rain. Thundery rain will be heavy in southern Greece and southwest Turkey. Much of the rest of Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine.
Winds, rain and showers in the north and west of France with a few showers in central areas. Drier in the south. Wet and windy in the Low Countries and the far north of Germany. Breezy in Poland and dry here with some sunny spells. Sunny spells and fair for Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Windy with cloud and showery rain in Denmark. Fine with sunshine and windier weather in the Baltic States. Dry and breezy too with more sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain in the southern half of Sweden, but fair to the north. Further cloud and showers or outbreaks of rain in Norway.