Issued: 0530hrs Friday 18th September 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Thundery rain in France and southern Greece, fine for many northern areas
Heavy thundery rain spreads across Spain on Friday affecting much of Iberia through the day. Some spells of sunshine develop for Portugal and western Spain. Dry but cloudy for the Balearic Islands. Increasingly cloudy for Corsica and Sardinia too. Ealry showers fade from southern Italy to leave a dry and fine day here. Very wet and windy for southwestern Greece as a strong, tropical-like, storm comes ashore. Cloudy but dry to the north. Mostly sunny for Turkey with isolated showers.
Cloud builds from the south over France with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading over western areas. Dry and fine for much of central Europe with good spells of sunshine for the Low Countries, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
Dry and finen with plenty of sun for Denmark and the Baltic States. Early rain clears from northern Finland leaving a dry, bright afternoon here. Staying dry and bright through Sweden too as well as southeastern Norway. Outbreaks of rain continue for northern and western portions of Norway.
Heavy showers in northern Spain, these affecting the west of POrtugal too. Southern and eastern Spain should be fair with sunny spells here. It should be fair in the Balearics with more sunshine to come across Italy. Some thundery rain in southern parts of Greece (the Medicane) with heavy thunderstorms affecting the west of Turkey.
Heavy rain in France, some of this will be thundery. Mostly fine in the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland with sunny spells. Further sunshine affects Hungary and Austria, with Switzerland having a few showers.
Denmark will have a fine day, more sunshine to come here. Staying fine for central and southern Sweden as well as most of the Baltic States. Southern Norway will be fine and sunny, but there will be cloud and rain to the north.