Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 9th April 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Thundery downpours breaking out daily
Fairly unsettled over Europe, with slow-moving thundery bursts of rain breaking out widely from northern Spain and Portugal to southern France, the Alps, Balkans and Greece . A few showers for central Italy, but drier toward the south. Temperatures generally mild or warm, ranging from 13 to 21C from north to south across the heart of the continent, warmest in southeast Spain and western France.
High pressure lies to the north, and chillier conditions affect Scandinavia. Mainly dry for Norway and Sweden, whilst showers and brisk winds affect the northern Baltic. Some more organised rain and snow for Finland. Denmark, northern Germany and Poland will be generally dry.
Another day of thundery rain breaking out across central-southern Europe as slack low pressure stays in charge here. Areas of rain developing widely from central Spain to southern France, the Alps, Italy, Balkans, Romania and mainland Greece. Drier, but with scattered showers for Portugal and southern Costas of Spain.
An easterly wind affects northern-central Europe, with cooler air for the Low Countries, Germany and Poland, but here it will be generally dry, highs 9 to 12C. Some showers for Finland and the Baltic states, but Scandinavia will be dry overall under a broad and persistent area of high pressure which will dominate the days ahead. Sunshine for Norway and Sweden. Chilly temperatures however, with extensive hard frost overnight and the far north staying near or below zero by day.