Issued: 0530hrs Friday 27th November 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Dry central areas Friday, rain develops into Saturday
Dry, and quite warm for south-western Spain and Portugal, highs 19 or 20C. Cooler elsewhere across Iberia. Low pressure over the central Mediterranean, brings bursts of heavy rain to southern Italy, including Sicily, whilst the north stays dry. Fair too in the Alpine regions. Wet weather also extends across Greece and into western Turkey, also Bulgaria. Dry with some sunshine for France, although a freshening breeze in the north brings rain later for Brittany. Dry across most of Germany and Poland. Drizzly rain and blustery winds for Belgium and the Netherlands, also Denmark and western Sweden. Persistent heavy rain for western Norway. Strong south-westerly winds across southern Scandinavia, although it will be relatively mild at 6 to 9C.
An active cold front moves south-eastwards overnight, and brings heavy rain and gusty winds to France, the Low Countries, Germany and southern Scandinavia. Rain moves across Sweden into the Baltic during the daytime, and also into Poland and the Czech Republic. Snow is likely across the Alps. Cool conditions, a fresh breeze and scattered showers across north-west Europe, with frequent rain or mountain snow for western Norway. Showers also affect western France, although eastern areas should brighten up. Windy in the south of France. Dry with some sunshine for Italy and the Balkans. Showery rain for Greece should move away eastwards, giving heavy rain toward the Black Sea and Romania. Dry weather for most of Spain and Portugal, staying warm in the south-west.