Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 25th October 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Windy to the north, warm and sunny south
Heavy rain continues to affect Greece, western Turkey and also Bulgaria overnight and into Saturday, with easterly gales across the Black Sea. Flooding may be a concern in this region, whilst snow may fall on mountainous areas. Meanwhile, dry conditions extend across much of central and south-western Europe. Dry with sunshine for Spain and Portugal, again very warm in the south. Dry also for central and southern France, the Alpine region and Italy. Cloudy and a little patchy rain for northern parts of France and Germany. Dry but cool again in Poland. Blustery and unsettled in Scandinavia, with frequent rain in western Norway, and pulses of showers for Sweden and Finland, turning wintry in the north. Southerly winds nearing gale force in the Baltic.
Fine and warm across Spain and Portugal on Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Fair in the Balearics, and apart from a scattered showers Italy should be dry with more sunshine here too. Fair in Greece with plenty of sunshine, but some heavy showers or rain in Turkey.
Most of France will be dry with lots of sunshine, although some showers in the far south. More sunshine in the Low Countries and most of Germany and Poland. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
A windier day in Denmark but dry here. Some cloud and a stiff breeze affecting the Baltic States, with a risk of gales in Finland. Windy and dry for Sweden with sunny spells. Staying windy over Norway with some cloud and outbreaks of rain in the far west.