Issued: 0530hrs Friday 3rd May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Feeling cold with wintry showers in the north; warmer, but still showery, in the south
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. Some showers around later in the day too for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. This rain will spread into western parts of 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 before another band of showers moves into the north through the early afternoon. Mostly fair with some scattered showers for the Low Countries, Germany, Hungary and the Czech Republic. More persistent rain affecting Switzerland and Austria. Rain too for southwestern Poland, scattered showers in the north, dry but overcast elsewhere.
Breezy and overcast for Denmark with a chance of some showers, particularly in the west. 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.
Saturday should be a sunny and mostly dry day for Portugal, Spain, the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. It will be a rather wet day for much of Italy with some heavy bursts of rain at times. This should clear through the evening to leave a dry and bright end to the day. Periods of rain and scattered showers affecting Greece throughout the day, these reaching western Turkey through the afternoon too.
A band of heavy rain will edge southward across France through the day on Saturday. It will be brighter behind this, to the north, with some scattered showers. A mixture of rain and showers will also work their way from north to south across the Low Countries and Germany with some heavy bursts at times. Showers will turn to more persistent rain and snow over Switzerland and Austria. A showery day for Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
A mixture of scattered showers and sunny spells for Denmark and the Baltic States. Norway, Sweden and Finland will see a mixture of good sunny spells and scattered wintry showers.