Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 14th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure brings a spell of dry and bright weather to western Europe.
Dry and sunny for Portugal, Spain and the Balearics though high cloud may turn the sunshine hazy at times. Showers flaring up through the afternoon for Corsica and Sardinia wile central and southern Italy will see showers and heavier bursts of rain at times throughout the day. Dry and bright in northern Italy. A wet day for the Balkans while extensive showers will affect most of Greece. It will be drier in the southeast but rather cloudy. Some showers may edge into western Turkey too.
A mostly dry and bright day for France, Switzerland and the Low Countries. Mostly dry and fair too for Germany though some showers will edge into southeastern areas through the afternoon. Showers too for southern Poland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia with some heavier bursts of rain at times.
Cloud building through the day over Denmark but it should stay dry. Early morning showers clearing from the Baltic States to leave a dry but rather overcast day. Rain will clear southeastern Finland through the morning to leave a bright day with a few scattered showers in the north. A mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells for southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Showers affecting northern areas and the west coast of Norway.
Continuing dry, sunny and very warm for Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands. Thundery showers continuing for Corsica, Sardinia and central and southern Italy. Dry and bright again in northern Italy. Showers will affect the Balkans and northern parts of Greece while southern Greece should be sunny and mostly dry. Showers edging into western parts of Turkey.
Dry and mostly bright for France, Switzerland, the Low Countries and Germany on Wednesday. Showers and some heavier, perhaps thundery, bursts of rain for southern Poland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
A dry day with some good spells of sunshine for Denmark. Mostly dry too for the Baltics though some showers will develop through the evening in the east. A sunny and mostly dry day for Norway, Sweden and Finland though some showers could develop for northern Norway and southern Sweden through the afternoon.