Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 6th April 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled with showers or rain in central and southern Europe, better to north
Saturday will be a rather wet day across Portugal and Spain with some snow falling over higher ground. Some particularly heavy burst of rain are expected in the northwest though showers are expected to ease before they reach the Balearics. After a dry and bright morning a band of rain will spread across Corsica and Sardinia and a few scattered showers will affect western parts of Italy. Further heavy rain is expected for Greece on Saturday while persistent rain will also affect southwestern parts of Turkey.
Another overcast day for France with a band of showers sweeping from southwest to northeast, becoming increasingly light and fragmented in nature through the day. Some good sunny spells for Germany and the Low Countries where it will be a mostly dry day - a chance of a light spot of rain for the Netherlands and western Germany.
Scattered showers affecting Denmark while it will be a dry and fine day for Finland and the Baltic States. A band of rain and snow will ease northward across Norway and Sweden leaving a dry and fair afternoon in the south.
Wet for western parts of Spain and Portugal on Sunday, some heavy bursts of rai here. Fair in eastern Spain and the Balearics. Heavy showers, some of them thundery in Italy with showers also affecting northern Greece. Heavy showers in the west of Turkey but eastern Turkey should be dry with sunny spells.
Scattered showers for the west of France, but heavy showers in the east. Further patchy rain or showers in the Low Countries. Fair for Germany with sunny spells. Dry in most of Poland with sunshine here. Fair for Hungary and Austria, heavy showers affecting Switzerland.
Fair with sunny spells and cool conditions in Denmark. Scattered showers for the Baltic States but mostly fair in Finland. Showers in eastern Sweden. Norway should be fair with sunny spells.