Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 10th September 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind in north, heavy showers and thunderstorms in the central Mediterranean
Low pressure is expected to form over the western Mediterranean, producing areas of heavy rain and thundery downpours for the Balearics, eastern Spain and southern France. Showery for northern Spain. A brisk northeasterly wind across Iberia. Dry toward the southwest, and high temperatures for Portugal, around 30C.
Low pressure also affects southern Scandinavia, with persistent rain for Denmark and northern coasts of Germany and Poland. Windy here too with a risk of gales. Showers extend into the Baltic states and Finland, and scattered showers are possible further north over the mountains of Norway and Sweden.
Meanwhile, central and eastern Europe lies beneath slack high pressure, resulting in plenty of dry weather and sunshine for north-central France, the Low Countries, much of Germany and the Alps, and extensively across eastern countries. Local showers for mainland Greece and the southern Balkans.
Scattered showersin northern Spain on Wednesday but fine for most southern and western areas. heavy showers, thunderstorms and longer spells of rain affecting eastern Spain as well as the Balearics. Further showers in Sardinia with a few in Corsica. Italy will have showers in central and southern areas but the north will be dry and fair. More sunshine and dry weather in Greece and Turkey.
France should be fine with lots of sunshine after a chilly start. Some rain in the Low Countries and northern Germany in the afternoon. Poland and the rest of Germany, Austria, Hungary and Switzerland should be dry and sunny throughout.
Rain and strong winds arriving in Denmark and western Norway on Wednesday afternoon. Heavy showers in the Baltic States with rain in Finland. Sweden will have some showers. Mostly fair in northern Norway, but the chance of a shower or two.