Issued: 0530hrs Monday 19th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Particularly unsettled with heavy and prolonged rain across western Europe to start the week
Increasing cloudy over Portugal and western Spain on Monday with a band of heavy rain arriving here later. Staying dry and fine to the east of Spain and for the Balearic Islands. Mostly dry and fine for Italy though a few showers may develop to the south and over Sicily. Thundery showers flare up around the Aegeaen Sea affecting parts of Greece and Turkey.
Increasingly cloudy over France, Switzerland, the Low Countries and Germany as low pressure approaches. Winds pick up too with patchy rain arriving to the far west of France later. Staying dry elsewhere. Fair conditions over Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and southern Poland. Cloudier over northern Poland with scattered showers here.
Rather cloudy and breezy for Denmark with rain arriving to the north later. Wintry showers affect northern parts of the Baltic States but with spells of sunshine in between. Wintry showers affect Finland and northern Sweden too as well as coastal regions of Norway. Rain arrives over southern parts of Norway and Sweden later.
Particularly heavy and prolonged rainfall expected across Portugal as well as parts of western Spain. Rain will continue through the evening and spread eastwards across Spain overnight. Dry and fine over the Balearics with largely dry conditions across Italy although the odd isolated shower cannot be ruled out. Thundery showers still affecting parts of Greece and Turkey.
Rain affecting northern and western parts of France, turning heavier through the evening. This rain will also push across the Low Countries and into northern and central Germany. Breezy for these places too. Staying dry and fine across Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and the Czech Republic as well as the rest of eastern Europe.
Rain affecting the far north of Denmark initially will gradually spread across the rest of the country through the day. Breezy here. Rain spreading across southern parts of Norway and Sweden through the day but staying dry and fine and feeling chillier further north. Dry, fine and chilly across Finland during the day before rain spreads into the southwest overnight here. Starting dry across the Baltic States but rain will spread in here later lifting the temperatures.