Issued: 0530hrs Monday 30th April 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Unsettled conditions prevail across most areas of Europe into next week, temperatures, overall average, warmest across S Europe
During Monday and it is still low pressure that will dominate bringing some unusually wet and windy conditions to parts of England and also northern areas of France. Cool and showery conditions will prevail across much of Spain and Portugal in association with a N or NW'ly wind. Low pressure and thundery conditions, perhaps with some longer spells of rain will extend eastwards into Germany, Denmark and Poland through the day as high pressure across eastern areas of Europe from Saturday retreats into western areas of Russia. A weak area of high pressure is forecast to develop through parts of the Med during the day, but this is unlikely to stop another day of sunshine and afternoon downpours through much of the Med but with focus for some heavy downpours across parts of Italy and then also into Greece and Turkey once again during the afternoon. It will, however, be warm or very warm across much of southern areas of Europe, cool or rather chilly in the north.
Into Tuesday and low pressure will continue to dominate across Denmark, Germany, Poland and also up into much of Scandinavia with some heavy rain and downpours in places across these countries. Something of an improvement in the weather is forecast across France on Tuesday though, after the very wet and windy weather of Monday, with some drier and sunnner weather despite scattered showers. Cool and showery conditions will continue to dominate across Spain and Portugal with temperatures here a little on the low side for late April and early May. Much of the Med maintains quite a lot of useful dry weather with some bright or sunny spells, especially across Italy, into Croatia, Serbia and Greece but afternoon isolated downpours remain possible here as temperatures rise through the course of the day. Warmest weather through the Med, still rather cool or cold across northern areas of Europe.