Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 5th October 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Mixed across Europe, storms in the north but better Iberia
Torrential thunderstorms move across northern Italy into the southern Alps overnight into Tuesday, also affecting the far southeast of France. Thundery rain will continue into the daytime for Alpine regions and down the spine of Italy.
Showery for northern Spain, but central and southern Spain and Portugal will be generally dry and warm. Fine for the Balearics. Some showers for Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily. Rain for Slovenia moves into Croatia, but much of the Balkan states will be dry. Warm sunshine for Greece, the Aegean sea and western Turkey. Much of eastern Europe is dry and warm with a southerly breeze.
Low pressure over northwest Europe brings rain then showers to France. Heavy rain spreads across the Low Countries, whilst some bursts of thundery rain drift north over Germany. Rain also affects southern Norway, Denmark and southern Sweden. Northern Sweden and the Baltic should stay dry, but some patchy rain is possible in Finland.
A fair day for most of Spain and Portugal on Wednesday. There could be some showers affecting the Balearics and eastern Spain though. Low pressure brings rain to Sardinia. Rain too in northern Italy with some showers and outbreaks of rain in central and southern Italy. Greece should have good spells of sunshine and it likely to be remaining dry. Turkey is dry although breezy with plenty of sunshine.
A fine day in western parts of France, although wind and rain affect the east. Further wind in southeastern France with strong winds here. The Low Countries will be wet and windy with heavy periods of rain. Germany will have some rain in the east although only cloud to the west. Poland will have cloud and some drizzle in western areas, but the east should be fair with sunny spells. More cloud and rain across Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Scattered showers and some sunny spells in Denmark. Breezy but warm and fair through the Baltic States and Finland. More cloud and periods of rain in central and eastern Sweden. Rather cloudy in western Norway, a few showers here.