Issued: 0530hrs Monday 1st May 2023
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Chilly and mixed for Scandinavia
Spain and Portugal staying dry and fine, while the Balearics see a shower risk. Unsettled across Italy with heavy, thundery showers as well as longer spells of rain. Showers pushing on in parts of Greece though the islands look to remain largely dry including the Turkish resorts.
Unsettled with showers as well as longer spells of rain across much of France though drying up across western areas later. Heavy showers and rain through Switzerland into west Austria, drier further east. Cloud with patchy rain across the Low Countries and Germany though most should remain dry. Dry through eastern Europe.
Patchy rain affecting Denmark today, while the Baltics stay dry and fine. Largely dry across Finland though rain moving in across the far south. Mixed through Norway and Sweden.
Dry and very warm weather continues through Spain and Portugal. Chance of an isolated shower for the Balearics. Greater risk of an afternoon shower for Corsica and Sardinia. Low pressure over Italy brings heavy rain and thunderstorms. Wet too for the Balkans and mainland Greece. A few showers for the Greek islands, but drier for much of Turkey and also Cyprus.
Sunshine and dry for west and southern France. Cloudier further east and into the Low Countries. Patchy rain for eastern France and into Germany, more persistent in the east and toward the Alps. Wet for Czechia and Austria. Areas of rain for Poland and into Hungary too. Drier for eastern Europe and very warm near the Black Sea.
Chilly northerly winds for Norway and Sweden with wintry showers in northern coastal areas. Mainly dry with broken cloud and sun for southern Sweden and Denmark. Low pressure and fronts bring rain to Finland and the Baltic states.