Issued: 0530hrs Friday 12th April 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showers and thunderstorms in Italy and the Balkan area, fair and frosty north
Low pressure will reside over central-southern Europe, producing further areas of heavy rain and thunderstorms for Italy, the Balkans and Mediterranean islands. A dry day for much of Spain and Portugal, with temperatures topping 20C around southern Costas. Greece and Cyprus should also stay dry.
Rain also affects Romania and Ukraine, with snow over the mountains. A brisk easterly wind continues for northern-central Europe - largely dry, but with a cooler feel for Germany, Poland and the Low Countries, highs 7 to 11C. Chilly across Scandinavia, with north to northeasterly winds, and temperatures only just above freezing by day.
Rain in northwest Spain on Saturday. There will be fair conditions across the rest of Spain and Portugal. Sunny in the Balearics and dry here. A few showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers in Italy, some thunderstorms in central and southern Italy. Scattered showers across Greece with some showers in northern and western Turkey.
Breezy and chill in France with sunny spells in the west and a few showers in the east. Scattered showers too in the Low Countries with showers and a breeze in Germany and Poland. Austria and Hungary will have broken cloud and a few showers. Rain and thunderstorms in Switzerland.
Breezy in Denmark with good spells of sunshine. Breezy in the Baltic States with some sunshine here. Finland wil be dry and chilly. Staying dry across Norway and Sweden with more sunshine here but feeling cold.