Issued: 0530hrs Friday 30th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Chilly over northwestern parts of Europe, very warm to the southeast
Heavy, thundery showers affecting much of northern and eastern Spain on Friday. Portugal will be brighter, an isolated shower here at times. Showers for the Balearics as well as Corsica. Fine for much of Italy with some good spells of sunshine, although some heavy showers in the far north. Greece and western Turkey should be dry with sunny spells throughout. Heavy showers further east.
Staying unsettled in southern and central France with heavy showers affecting these areas. Bright for the Low Countries, whilst a few showers affect northern and western Germany and the Netherlands. Poland will have scattered showers but should be mostly fine. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will be unsettled with heavy showers, some of them thundery.
A few showers affect western Denmark but the east will be dry. Sweden should be fine with good spells of sunshine.The Baltic States and Finland will be cold, bright and dry after early rain clears east. Wintry showers affeting northern and western coasts of Norway, but dry to the south.
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 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 Poland.
Showery outbreaks of rain for Denmark on Saturday which 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.