Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 2nd November 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A mixed bag of weather across Europe; thunderstorms for Italy & France
A mixed day of sunny spells and showers for Portugal and Spain - these merging to the north to give longer, heavier spells of rain. Outbreaks of heavy rain and thunderstorms too for northern and western parts of Italy, drier to the south with just occasional scattered showers. Rain clears to the east over Turkey leaving a mostly dry and bright day here and for Greece too.
Showers continue to affect much of France, the Low Countries, Germany and western Poland into the weekend while southern and eastern parts of France and Switzerland could see some very heavy spells of rain and thunderstorms. Cloudy with occasional showers for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
A band of heavy rain sweeps northward through Denmark and into southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Drier and brighter to the north of this. After a dry start outbreaks of rain sweep into the Baltic States while much of Finland is at risk of snow showers.
Early showers clear to the east of Spain giving a dry and bright day for Iberia before further showers move into the northwest and over northern Portugal again later. A wet day for much of Italy with some very heavy thundery rain for western coasts. Perhaps staying dry to the far southeast. Rain moving into western Greece too on Sunday, dry and fair to the east. Dry and bright for much of Turkey.
Further heavy rain and thunderstorms for southern parts of France. Showers to the north and for the Low Countries. Heavy rain and snow for Switzerland and western Austria. Drier for eastern Austria with isolated showers. These affecting the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary too. Outbreaks of rain clear northeast from Germany while Poland is overcast with isolated showers.
Wintry showers clear east from Finland and the Baltic States before a band of heavy rain moves across Denmark, southern Sweden and into southern Finland and Estonia later. Mostly dry and bright for Norway and northern Sweden with just the odd wintry shower here.