Issued: 0530hrs Monday 1st April 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Fairly warm across the continent
Shallow low pressure over Spain and Portugal will trigger a few zones of heavy, thundery showers. Feeling warm across France, topping 20C in the west and south. Dry for Italy, the Balkans and Greece. 17 to 20C in Hungary and Romania. An easterly breeze over central Europe will take edge off the temperatures, around 12 to 15C, and cooler at 10C in Poland.
High pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings a dry day to central-northern Europe with a good deal of sunshine. A westerly breeze brings some rain or showers to northern Norway and Sweden, snow over the mountains.
Pressure falls over France and the Low Countries, and a cold front moves in from the northwest, bringing some heavy bursts of rain. Showers are likely again for central Spain, whilst southern Spain and Portugal will be dry and warm, topping 22C. Also pleasantly warm in southern France and Italy. Local showers along the spine of Italy, and scattered showers over Balkan mountains. Sunshine for Greece.
Dry for much of eastern Europe beneath high pressure. Warm in Germany with a southerly breeze, 16 to 20C. Also dry and mild around the Baltic, 10C in southern Sweden. Patchy rain may affect the west of Norway, but most of Scandinavia will be dry.