Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 17th April 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and dry for most of central and southern Europe
A fair day across most of Portugal and Spain on Thursday. There is a risk of an afternoon shower inland, but most places dry. Fair too through the Balearics with lots of sunshine. Fine across central and northern Italy, but some heavy showers in the south and these affecting Greece too. Some heavy showers in Turkey.
Good spells of sunshine across France and the Low Countries. Staying dry in Germany and Poland with more sunshine here too. Switzerland and Austria remain dry with sunny spells.
Cloud and some showery rain in the northern UK. Windy and dry for Denmark, with lots of sunshine for Finland. Staying breezy and fine in Finland too. More sunshine to come through Sweden, with rain and strong winds in Norway.
Heavy showers in northern and eastern Spain. Fair to the west and south and also through Portugal. Fair in central parts of the Mediterranean. Heavy showers and thunderstorms over eastern parts of Italy. Rain in Greece and western parts of Turkey.
Fine in much of northern France with lots of sunshine. Heavy showers and thunderstorms in southern France and Switzerland. Fair for the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland where there will be dry weather and sunshine.
Windy with cloud and rain in western Denmark. Fair in the Baltic States with sunny spells. Windy with a mix of sunshine and showers in Finland. Cloud and rain for much of central and southern Norway as well as northern Sweden.