Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 17th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings heavy rain to parts of eastern Europe
Another largely dry and fine day across Spain and Portugal though patchy outbreaks of light rain affect far western areas. Sunny spells but also a few scattered showers about across the Balearics. Sunny spells and showers still for Italy. Rain clearing eastern areas of Greece through the morning and moving into western Turkey during the afternoon. Eastern parts of Turkey will remain largely dry.
A dry day over France once the mist and fog patches lift. Largely dry for the Low Countries as well as Germany but with isolated showers about. Sunny spells and showers affecting Austria as well as Switzerland. Somewhat unsettled over eastern Europe as low pressure moves through bringing spells of rain to parts of Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and southern Poland.
Turning cooler through the day on Saturday across Norway and Sweden with rain spreding from north to more central areas. Southern areas staying driest. Rain too affecting northern and central Finland and reaching parts of south Finland by the end of the day. Mainly dry with sunny spells but with some showers through the Baltic States and Denmark.
A dry and fair day for Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands. The best of the sun to the east. Sunny spells and scattered showers affect Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy while Greece stays largely dry and bright. Patchy rain and cloud affect the western half of Turkey while the east is dry and sunny.
Mostly dry and fair for France. Cloudier to the north with isolated showers. Mostly cloudy for the Low Countries and Germany with patchy, light rain for northern areas. Dry and fine for Switzerland. Cloudy for Poland with a band of rain sweeping southeastward over the country. Cloudy too for the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia with scattered showers.
Mixed for Denmark with sunny spells and scattered showers. A band of rain clears east over the Baltic States to leave a sunny afternoon here with isolated showers. An area of rain and snow swirls over northern Sweden and much of Finland while southern Sweden stays dry and fine. Dry and fine for much of Norway though showers affect coastal regions.