Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th October 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Areas of low pressure continue to bring unsettled conditions into northern and western Europe
Another fine day for Spain and Portugal. Dry and bright for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Showers, some locally heavy, clear east from Greece to leave a dry and fine afternoon here. Heavy thundery showers for western Turkey while eastern areas stay dry and sunny.
Patchy outbreaks of rain for northern parts of France and Germany as well as for the Low Countries. Cloudy but dry for central and southern parts of France and Germany. A fair and dry day for Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Early rain clears east from southeast Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to leave a dry and bright day here.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain for Denmark, Sweden and Norway. These heavy over southern Denmark and at times over west-central Norway. Cloudy with scattered showers over Finland. Some brighter spells develop over the Baltic States but showers affect these countries too and will be at times heavy to the east.
A scattering of showers affects the far north of Spain later, otherwise it is a dry and fair day across the country and for Portugal, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy. Dry and fine conditions extend to much of Greece though isolated showers may develop over the southern and eastern Aegeaen Sea. Heavy thundery showers continue to affect western Turkey.
A band of rain, this locally heavy, edges south over the northern half of France and southern Germany. Bright with isolated showers behind this for the Low Countries and northern coasts of France and Germany. Patchy outbreaks of rain affect northwestern parts of Poland and the far northwest of the Czech Republic. Dry and fine conditions extend though southeastern areas and across Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
Bright and breezy with scattered showers for Denmark on Friday. Heavier rain may arrive from the west later. An area of heavy rain spreads northward over Sweden and Norway - this turns to snow over higher ground in central regions. Brighter conditions follow later. Patchy rain spreads from the Baltic Sea across the Baltic States and Finland. Again, brighter conditions follow with a scattering of showers.