BBC Weather: Heavy rain and powerful 80mph winds to cause weekend disruption across Europe

BBC Weather: Strong winds and rain across parts of Europe

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BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes warned of heavy rain and powerful gusts over the weekend for Europe. He noted that this wet weather will be moving eastwards and could cause disruption. Gusts could get to speeds of around 80mph according to the forecaster. 

Mr Fawkes said: “We have got a weather front moving across eastern Europe at the moment.

“That is going to be bringing heavy snow to western parts of Russia, as you go through Friday some of that snow will be stretching southwards into portions of Ukraine.

“On Friday it is a day of sunshine and showers across northwestern areas of Europe.

“There will be some longer spells of rain pushing into the Netherlands and Belgium for a time.

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“Across north-west Europe, there will be some strong gusts of wind.

“There will be gusts around 70 and perhaps 80mph for a time.”

This wet and blustery weather is set to continue going into the weekend.

Parts of northwestern Europe are expected to experience the wettest and windy weather, most notably in the UK, France and Germany.

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Mr Fawkes continued: “Looking at the forecast into the weekend we have got another weather system following in across northwestern areas of Europe.

“They will be bringing more rain and some strong gusts as well.”

In southeastern Europe, there is a chance of some showers however it is expected to remain dry throughout the weekend.

Temperatures in the region are set to be in the mid-teens with plenty of sunshine.

The BBC forecast continued: “Sunny skies too for most parts of Italy and most of Spain and Portugal we are looking fine.

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“Quite windy across northwestern areas with a chance of few showers.

“It remains very unsettled for northwest Europe.

“It will be days of rain followed by sunshine and showers.

“Some of the showers with hail and thunderstorms too, gusty showers as well.”

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