Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 18th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A rather unsettled spell of weather across Europe with showers affecting many
Showers continuing for northern Spain on Saturday and spreading to eastern areas later in the day. Staying dry and bright in the south and east though cloud will build from the southwest over Portugal through the afternoon. Showers for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia where it may be a rather overcast day. Low pressure will bring heavy, sometimes thundery, outbreaks of rain to northern Italy. Drier but cloudy in the south. Mostly dry and sunny for Greece though cloud will build from the west later. Dry and sunny too for western and southern parts of Turkey.
A showery day for France, the Low Countries and southern and western parts of Germany. Drier in the north and east of Germany where there will be some good spells of sunshine. Showers and outbreaks of rain for eastern Poland but drier in the west and for the Czech Republic. Showers and outbreaks of rain will also affect Switzerland and southern Austria.
Winds easing in Denmark though there will still be some rain for northeastern areas. Rain continuing to affect southwestern Lithuania too but drier and brighter for Latvia and Estonia. Dry and bright for Finland and northern parts of Sweden and Norway. Showers and some more prolonged spells of rain for southern parts of Sweden and Norway.
Showers will continue over northeastern parts of Spain on Sunday while cloud will build over the southwest and Portugal. A risk of showers for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia but, on the whole, it will be a brighter and drier day than Saturday. Thundery showers and outbreaks of rain will continue for central and northern Italy while it will be drier but cloudy in the south. A hot and sunny day for Greece and Turkey but the risk of showers for western parts of Greece.
Showers continuing on Sunday for France and the Low Countries but these will be mostly concentrated over eastern areas. A showery day for Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Switzerland. Some of these showers will be thundery.
A dry but cloudy day for Denmark and the northern Baltic States. Rain continuing for southwestern Lithuania. Mostly dry and fair too for Finland. Showers will affect parts of Sweden through the day while a band of heavy rain will edge northward across the country. Showers will affect eastern parts of Norway but it will be a dry and sunny day elsewhere.