Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 26th September 2021
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Generally warm across the continent with a southerly airflow
A dry and sunny day across Spain and Portugal as high pressure nudges in from the west, although cloud may just thicken across the far northwest later as a front approaches. Largely dry across the Balearics. Heavy rain, perhaps thundery, moves across northern Italy as well as Corsica for a time. Southern Italy and the islands stay mostly dry. Dry across Greece and Turkey.
Spells of heavy rain becoming confined to eastern regions of France through the day, brighter in the west. A brisk southwesterly breeze for northern France and the Low Countries. Some bursts of rain passing across Belgium and the Netherlands and moving into western parts of Germany, although it will be very warm, approcahing 25C. Switzerland sees spells of heavy rain, moving into western Austria. Drier across eastern Europe though perhaps some rain affecting Croatia later.
Scandinavia will be mostly dry beneath high pressure, with a milder southerly flow pushing across Denmark, southern regions of Sweden and Norway as well as the Baltic States. Some rain affecting northern parts of Norway.
Much of Spain, Portugal and southern France will be dry, sunny and warm. Some rain associated with a cold front affects the far northwest of Spain, whilst some heavier rain from this system moves east over northern France.
Areas of rain affect central Italy, although it will be drier toward the north and across Switzerland. Some showery bursts for Austria, Slovenia and Croatia. Dry, sunny and very warm for most of the Mediterranean islands, Greece and Turkey.
Fairly warm again, but further outbreaks of rain for Gerrmany, also becoming wetter for the Low Countries through the day. High pressure over eastern Europe maintains dry weather for Poland and Baltic regions. A warm southeasterly flow affects Sweden with plenty of sun. A slow-moving front brings heavy rain to southern Norway, accompanied by strong southerly winds, plus rain at times for Denmark.