Issued: 0530hrs Friday 17th November 2023
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
More rain for northwest Europe into the weekend
A mostly dry and bright day across Iberia and Balearics, with dry condition expected across Corsica and Sardinia, even though with strong winds there. Italy, Greece and Turkey will see some occasional cloud at first, but a band of rain will push south in the evening, with some heavier rain in Greece and snow on mountain tops. Turkey remaining dry for most of the day. Quite unsettled weather for the Balkans as system tracks south and develops further in the Aegean Sea, dragging colder air across the area with rain in places and hill snow.
France will see a drier day at first even though a system tracking over the British Isles with heavy rain and strong winds, will give some outbreaks of rain in Northwest counties. Some occasional showers across the Low Countries and Germany, but getting drier in the evening. Poland will see occasional rain and snow, as cold northerly flow will bring temperatures close to zero.
Denmark and Southern Sweden will start with some sleet but will get drier later. Further north across Scandinavia it will a cold and bright day.
Fine with sunshine for Spain, Portugal, southern France and Italy, feeling pleasantly warm for the western Mediterranean. Breezy for southern Italy and Greece, some patchy rain for mainland Greece. Heavier rain toward the eastern Greek islands and for Turkey, snow over the mountains. Heavy rain also affects the Black Sea coastal areas.
Rain sweeps across northern France and the Low Countries, reaching western Germany during the day. Dry much of the day for south and eastern Germany. Patchy rain for Austria and Czechia. Mainly dry for Switzerland. Rain and some mountain snow for southern Poland and Slovakia.
Showery for northern Norway, some rain moving into the southwest later as southerly winds increase, but much of Scandinavia sees a dry and bright day.