Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 3rd May 2022
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers Spain and France as well as much of central Europe
A showery weather situation continues across central and southern Europe under shallow low pressure. Some slow-moving thundery downpours forming by the afternoon, but these locally hit and miss. Southern and central Spain sees the showers, whilst Portugal and northern Spain will be mainly dry. Showers for central Italy, drier toward the south including Sicily. Showers forming for southern France, Alpine regions and southern Germany during the day, also the Czech Republic. Scattered afternoon showers for Hungary and Romania. Similar afternoon showers for the Balkans, Greece and Turkey. Mainly dry for the islands of Crete and Cyprus. Mainly dry across northern France, the Low Countries, Poland and southern Scandinavia. A weak cold front may bring a little rain to northern Germany and Poland for a time. Showery and chilly in northern Scandinavia, frequent wintry showers in northern Norway also Finland.
Some showers in eastern and southern Spain on Wednesday. Dry elsewhere over Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. Showery in the Balearic Islands. Corsica and Sardinia should be dry with sunny spells. It is likely to be dry in Italy too although a few showers in the northeast. Greece will be dry with some sunshine. Showers in the north and east of Turkey but dry in the west.
Showers central and northern France, dry and sunny to the south. Showers developing across the Low Countries. Heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms in Germany. Poland will have some heavy showers or thunderstorms. Hungary is mostly dry, although heavy, thundery showers affecting most of Austria and Switzerland.
Denmark will be dry with sunny periods. The Baltic States will be dry with plenty of sunshine here. More sunshine to come in Finland. Norway should be dry and bright with some sunshine here. Cloud, wind and a few showers in western Norway.