Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 8th May 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Rain, heavy and thundery, pushing in to western Europe by Sunday.
Another dry and warm day for Spain and Portugal come Saturday. The Balearic Islands as well as much of Italy will be dry and fine although one or two scattered showers are at risk of developing once again across central parts of Italy. Cloudier skies for parts of Greece and Turkey with some rain towards the north of these regions.
A milder day for northwest Europe. Cloudier skies further north across France with some passing rain but largely dry elsewhere and sunny spells further south. Rain pushing into the Low Countries and the far western part of Germany later but drier elsewhere in Germany. Dry and fine across Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. An improving day across the Balkan States. Some patchy rain for Poland.
Sunshine and scattered showers across Scandinavia with longer spells of rain expected through northern Finland during the morning. Some showers pushing through the Baltic States but plenty of dry periods here too. Largely dry across Denmark with sunshine to start but cloud will build later in the day.
A band of rain will push eastwards across Portugal first then Spain, heavy initially then turning more showery behind. Staying largely dry furthest east in Spain. Heavy and thundery showers also affecting the Pyrenees. Some showers reaching the Balearic Islands through the afternoon but largely dry here. A mainly dry and fine day across the rest of the Mediterranean including the Aegean.
Heavy showers or longer spells of rain will affect western and central areas of France and the Low Countries with strengthened winds here. Drier further east across France. Largely dry and warm across Germany but far western areas will see a build in cloud cover and some showers pushing in. Largely dry across Switzerland but with cloud building. Dry also for Austria and the Czech Republic as well as Poland and the Balkan States.
A warmer day for Denmark although unsettled with rain later, heavy at times, pushing up from the south. Still chilly across Norway with rain affecting southern areas and showers further north. Some rain also affecting south Sweden but drier elsewhere. Patchy rain across parts of south Finland but drier further north. A band of rain will push northwards through the Baltic States.