Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 20th April 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A largely dry & settled picture across much of Europe; thunderstorms & heavy rain continue for Spain
Thunderstorms, triggering heavy downpours, will persist for southeastern Spain and spread into the Balearics on Saturday. Mostly dry and bright for northwestern Spain and Portugal. A dry day for Italy though cloud will build from the west through the day. Greece and Turkey will largely see a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers.
A rather dull day for central and southern France with showers, some of which may be heavy. A mostly dry and bright day for northern France, Benelux, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.
Another sunny and dry day for Denmark. A band of scattered showers will move southward through the Baltics on Saturday while Finland and Sweden will see a mostly dry and bright day. A band of cloud will move from the west into Norway through the afternoon bringing rain to western coastal regions by the evening.
Scattered showers will affect much of the Iberian peninsula on Sunday though the morning should be dry and fair in Portugal. The heaviest showers will once again be concentrated in southeastern Spain where flash flooding remains a concern. Showery and overcast at times for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Greece. Dry and sunny in western Turkey.
Heavy showers for southern parts of France through Sunday but dry and sunny in the north. Dry and sunny conditions are expected for the Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Western Poland should also be dry and sunny but it will be cloudy with showers in the east.
Dry and sunny in Denmark and the Baltic States on Sunday though parts of Lithuania could see some heavy showers flare up through the afternoon. Showers will affect northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland on Sunday while southern areas should see a mixture of good sunny spells and cloudy skies.