Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 6th May 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Becoming warmer across west Europe into this weekend.
Staying dry, fine and warm through Spain and Portugal on Friday. These dry and sunny conditions will continue through the Mediterranean although the odd shower could push into central areas of mainland Italy. Greece and Turkey also dry and fine while feeling warm.
A less wet day for France although still expect patchy rain in the south and east. Cloud building again in the west later. Patchy rain across the Low Countries will gradually clear to sunshine later. Staying largely wet across Germany, Switzerland and Austria with longer spells of rain affecting Poland and the Czech Republic. Rain gradually pushing into Slovakia and Croatia.
Rain across southern regions of Denmark but drier further north with some scattered showers here. Sunshine and showers across Norway and Sweden as well as across southern Finland but longer spells of rain affecting northern regions of the country. Sunny spells and showers through the Baltic States.
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.