Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 17th May 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cool for Scandinavia, much warmer further south
Dry and mostly sunny across much of Portugal and Spain though thunderstorms develop later for eastern and southeastern coastal regions of Spain. A bit of cloud around for southern Italy but dry here while northern areas see a mix of sunny spells and showers. Fine and dry for Greece and Turkey on Sunday with the best of the sun to the east.
A dry, sunny day for much of France though thunderstorms develop to the south later. Dry and sunny for the Low Countries and Germany. Switzerland also sees some thundery showers develop later while some showers affect Austria. A mixed day for Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia with variable amounts of cloud, spells of sunshine and patchy outbreaks of rain at times.
Low pressure over western Russia brings cool, showery conditions to much of Scandinavia. Patchy outbreaks of rain affect the Baltic States and Finland while wintry showers affect northern parts of Norway and Sweden. Showers persist further south but turn to rain here and for Denmark. Some spells of sun between the showers, especially to the west.
Dry and sunny across Portugal and Spain with just isolated showers to the east and for the Balearic Islands. Thunderstorms develop later for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy but southern Italy stays dry and fair. Dry and fair conditions extend across the eastern Mediterranean to Greece, Cyrpus and Turkey where the best of the sun is, again, to the east.
A dry and fine day for France and the Low Countries with a chance of thunderstorms to the far south of France. Some cloud encroaches to the north later and extends into northern Germany where it brings patchy rain. Dry and fine further south. Dry and fine too for the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as southern Poland while northern Poland is cloudier with patchy rain.
A milder day for Denmark with outbreaks of rain clearing east. Staying cool for Norway, Sweden and Finland with isolated showers here. Again, these will be wintry further north. A bright day for the Baltic States with scattered showers.