Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 31st October 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Thundery showers for the Med.
A ridge of high pressure builds across western Iberia, with dry and warm conditions for much of Portugal and southern Spain. A little rain for northern Spain. Slack pressure over France and a slow-moving front brings some heavy rain to central, eastern and southern areas. Thundery downpours possible for Corsica, Sardinia and western Italy. Also wet for mainland Greece and Bulgaria. Drier for the northeast of Italy and the northern Balkans.
High pressure resides over central and eastern Europe, with plenty of dry weather from Germany to Poland and Ukraine, also the eastern Alps into Hungary. Some fog and frost in the morning. Low pressure over Finland takes showery rain eastward across the Baltic states. Dry for much of Sweden and southern Norway, whilst showers affect northern Norway.
Low pressure dominates across northwestern Europe, with fronts pushing rain through France into the Low Countries and western Germany, some heavy and persistent falls. Also wet across north and western Spain & Portugal, drier toward the southeast of Iberia and southern France. Showers for the south of Italy, but dry for northern Italy and the Balkans.
Showery too for Greece, but areas around the Black Sea will be dry with high pressure in charge here. ,uch of eastern Europe sees a dry and mild day. Largely dry across Scandinavia, although some rain edges into Denmark, and a few showers skirt the coasts of northern Norway. Fairly mild around the Baltic.