Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 2nd May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A cold couple of days for Scandinavia; warmer in the south with some showers around
Scattered showers over Iberia on Thursday, but some warm sunny spells between. Mostly fair for the Balearics though some scattered showers could develop through the afternoon. Fair for most of Italy, although there could be an isolated shower in the far south. Greece will have scattered showers, mostly dry though. Turkey will be fine and sunny in the south but some heavy thunderstorms could affect northern areas.
Cooler with showers in much of France, these concentrated across central and eastern areas. Periods of rain in the Low Countries and western Germany where it will be feeling cold too. Eastern Germany will be dry with sunny spells and it should be mostly dry but cool in Poland. Scattered showers for Hungary and Austria but heavy, possibly thundery showers in Switzerland.
Cold with sunny spells and a few showers in Denmark. Breezy and cold with further rain and showers in the Baltic States. Windy in Finland with sleet and snow later, some of this heavy. Wintry showers in central and northern Sweden, rain showers further south. Cold too in Norway with a few wintry showers, heaviest in the west.
Friday should be sunny and mostly dry for Portugal and Spain though some scattered showers may develop over southeastern and northern parts of Spain through the afternoon. A fair day for the Balearics and Corsica but southern parts of Sardinia could see persistent rain through the day. This rain will spread into southwestern Italy too. Elsewhere in Italy there will be a mixture of scattered showers and sunny spells. Dry and bright for Greece and western Turkey.
Scattered showers for France first thing but these should ease and clear to the south through the day. Mostly fair with some scattered showers for the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Rain for southwestern Poland, dry but overcast in the northeast.
Breezy and overcast for Denmark with a chance of some isolated showers. Winds easing for the Baltics where it will be a mostly dry and bright day. Some showers affecting Lithuania later. Cold and breezy with sleet and snow for much of Finland. Cold with scattered wintry showers for southern parts of Sweden and Norway with good sunny spells in between.