Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 17th October 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind in the west, drier to the east
Cloud and rain affecting the north and west of Spain and Portugal through Wednesday. More cloud and rain across northern and western parts of France. Cloud and rain for the Low Countries and northern Germany with some cloud and drizzle in Poland. Austria, Switzerland and Hungary should be drier with broken cloud.
High pressure through Italy brings fair weather here and some good spells of sunshine. More sunshine to come through Greece and Turkey. The sun extends north through Bulgaria and Romania too.
Low pressure gives some cloud and drizzle to Denmark. Dry weather to come in the Baltic States, although rain reaching Finland. Northern Norway and Sweden will have cloud and some outbreaks of rain, whilst the south should be dry.
Showers affecting northern and western parts of Spain as well as Portugal. Drier to the east and south bringing some sunny spells. A windy day over central and southern France bringing sunny spells here. Italy and Greece will have further spells of sunshine and it should be dry. More dry weather in Turkey.
Northern and western France will be cloudy with some outbreaks of rain. More cloud and rain over the Low Countries and northern Germany. Poland and southern Germany will be dry with sunny spells and will be mild. Further mild conditions through Switzerland and Austria as well as Hungary.
Cloud and some rain over Denmark and the Baltic States. More cloud and rain over Finland. Sweden will be drier with sunny spells with similar weather over the south of Norway, although cloud and outbreaks of rain in central and northern Norway.