Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 31st October 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings unsettled conditions to much of northern Europe
A largely dry and fine day across Spain and Portugal although expect cloudy skies and some patchy spells of rain across northwestern areas of Spain and far northern regions of Portugal. The Balearic Islands will remain dry throughout. Italy and it's surrounding islands look to see a mostly dry day though the odd isolated shower cannot be ruled out across southern Italy. Mostly dry and fine across Greece. Some heavy rain to start in northern Turkey but this will ease and clear. Dry elsewhere.
France will be mainly dry and fine although the northern areas will see cloudier skies as well as some rain. Breezy across the Low Countries but it should stay mostly dry until the late afternoon when rain arrives from the west. A mostly dry and fine day for western Germany, cloudier to the east with patchy light rain here. Dry and fine too for the Alpine countries. An improving day across eastern Europe.
A cloudy day across Denmark with some patchy rain at times. Breezy too but mild. Cloud and rain first thing across northern and central Norway and Sweden before this clears to drier conditions but only for a short time before more rain pushes into southern regions later on. Mainly dry across Finland, however, cloud and patchy rain will move in to northern areas in the afternoon. Turning progressively cloudy across the Baltic States but it should stay largely dry here.
Cloud builds across Portugal and Spain on Sunday with patchy light rain confined to the far northwest of Iberia. Staying dry for most and sunny to the southeast. Mostly dry and fair for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Italy and for much of Greece. Dry and mostly fine too for Turkey though an area of low pressure over south Ukraine brings outbreaks of locally heavy rain to Black Sea coastal regions of Turkey.
Outbreaks of rain and strong winds spread across northern and central France, the Low Countries, much of Germany, the Czech Republic and, later, into western Poland. A mostly cloudy day for Switzerland and Austria. Breezy here too. Dry and fine to the far southeast of France. Dry, but increasingly cloudy for eastern Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Bands of rain spread northward and eastward over Denmark, Norway and Sweden on Sunday. It will be increasingly windy here too. Increasingly cloudy and breezy across Finland and the Baltic States with isolated wintry showers over Finland.