Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 2nd May 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers central Europe, cold in the north
Scattered showers over northern Spain spread to the Balearic Islands later. Mostly dry and fine for Portugal and southern Spain. Patchy rain affects the far north of Italy while the rest of the country as well as Corsica and Sardinia stay dry and fair. Continuing dry and fine for most of Greece and Turkey.
Early rain clears eastern France while the west starts dry and fine. Scattered afternoon showers flare up later here and over the Low Countries. Heavy rain clears east from southern Germany spreading across the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Outbreaks of showery rain affect Switzerland and western Austria for much of the day spreading to eastern Austria later.
Sunny spells and scattered showers for Denmark on Sunday as well as for southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Staying dry and bright further north and for Finland. An area of rain spreads into Lithuania and Latvia throughout the day. Staying dry but increasingly cloudy in Estonia.
Fair for Portugal on Monday, good spells of sunshine and staying dry. Much of Spain should be fair too with further sunshine and just a scattering of showers. Corsica and Sardinia will be dry with lots of sunshine throughout, and it stays fair across most of Italy too. Greece and Turkey will be dry and should be sunny.
Some rain in the far northwest of France, but for most of the country the day is dry with sunshine. Increasingly breezy in the Low Countries and northern Germany, although dry. Poland will be dry with with some sunny spells. A few showers affecting Austria, Hungary and Switzerland, but sunny between the showers.
Denmark will have broken cloud and a few spots of rain. Rather cloudy in southern Sweden, rain in central areas. The Baltic States will be breezy but dry. Chilly for Finland, some sleet in the east but dry for most. Norway stays cold and mostly dry.