Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Thundery rain in Spain and Portugal, continuing warm and dry in Scandinavia
A band of heavy rain will track eastward across Portugal and Spain on Tuesday followed by heavy thundery showers and sunny spells. Thundery showers in Corsica and Sardinia too. Showers for northern Italy, these heavy and thundery. Drier in southern Italy. Western Greece will also have showers but elsewhere should be dry and very warm. Fine and warm in Turkey with plenty of sunshine.
Torrential thunderstorms developing in the afternoon in France. Fair in the Low Countries and much of Germany though some heavy showers could flare up over eastern and southern areas. Rain in western and southern Poland but fair in the north and east. Warm and very unsettled with rain in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Breezy and very warm in Denmark. Fine weather for Sweden and the Baltic States. Warm and sunny in Finland. Norway should be mostly dry and sunny although there will be some rain in the far north.
Wednesday sees further heavy rain arriving in northern and western Iberia; drier and brighter in the southeast of Spain. Heavy rain too for the Balearics first thing but this should ease to leave a dry and bright day. Isolated showers for Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Mostly dry and bright for Greece and Turkey though there is a chance of isolated showers flaring up in the south through the afternoon.
A mixture of sunny spells and heavy thundery showers for France and the Low Countries with some particularly heavy bursts of rain over eastern France. Showery too for western Germany, drier in the east. Isolated showers affecting Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic.
A wet and breezy day for Denmark but staying fine over the Baltics and Finland. A band of rain will move northward into southern parts of Sweden and Norway through the morning and afternoon but further north it will stay dry and bright.