Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 1st May 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
An area of heavy rain spreads through southern France, the Alps, southern Germany and Poland
Heavy, thundery downpours continue over northern and eastern Spain, spreading to the Balearic Islands too. Dry and fine to the southwest and for Portugal. After a dry and fine start, heavy, thundery downpours spread across Corsica, Sardinia and into northern and central Italy. A mostly dry and fine day to the south and for Sicily. Dry with plenty of sunshine for Greece and Turkey.
Heavy, thundery downpours extend through the southeastern half of France while northwestern areas are bright with isolated showers. Bright with showers too for the Low Countries and Germany - most of the showers to the northwest. Heavy downpours extend into Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany and, later, into the Czech Republic and Slovakia too. Mostly dry and fine in northern Poland, some patchy rain further south.
Showery outbreaks of rain for Denmark on Saturday which may spread into the south of Norway and Sweden later too. Fine and dry for the rest of Norway and Sweden as well as Finland though isolated wintry showers may affect the far north. Dry and bright in the Baltic States.
Scattered showers over northern Spain spread to the Balearic Islands later. Mostly dry and fine for Portugal and southern Spain. Patchy rain affects the far north of Italy while the rest of the country as well as Corsica and Sardinia stay dry and fair. Continuing dry and fine for most of Greece and Turkey.
Early rain clears eastern France while the west starts dry and fine. Scattered afternoon showers flare up later here and over the Low Countries. Heavy rain clears east from southern Germany spreading across the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Outbreaks of showery rain affect Switzerland and western Austria for much of the day spreading to eastern Austria later.
Sunny spells and scattered showers for Denmark on Sunday as well as for southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Staying dry and bright further north and for Finland. An area of rain spreads into Lithuania and Latvia throughout the day. Staying dry but increasingly cloudy in Estonia.