Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 3 May 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across Italy, Greece
A very unsettled day to come across a large part of Europe. Heavy spells of rain to affect Britain, northern and central parts of France and northern parts of Iberia. Very warm and dry today across southern parts of Spain. Warm too and dry eastward across the Balearics into the south of France, Italy and the Adriatic Region. Heavy rain moves in across Germany, Austria, Belgium and later Holland. Mostly sunny and dry today across Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, The Ukraine and Poland but chilly across Poland. Showers or longer spells of rain are forecast across Turkey. Cold across Scandinavia with snow across northern Finland. Most of Norway and Sweden looks fair and dry. It's a day of sunshine and showers across the Baltic States with heavy rain across western Russia.
Best of the warm weather again today stretches form southern parts of Iberia across the south of France into Italy and the Adriatic Region. Expect scattered showers across the Low Counties. Heavy rain is expected across Portugal and north western parts of Spain. It continues warm and dry in the south and east of Spain across the Balearics, southern France, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. A few heavy showers may develop across The Adriatic Region with a fine day expected across Greece, Bulgaria and western parts of Turkey. Showers to affect eastern parts of Turkey and Romania with an area of rain and showers across Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, parts of Poland, The Baltic States and southern parts of Sweden and Norway. A few wintry showers to come across northern parts of Finland and Norway.