“FLOODING” continues to plague more than just the UK as BBC weather presenters warn it will not be “plain sailing by any means at all” for the continent.
“Single figure temperatures” and a “very active set of weather fronts” are painting an increasingly “unsettled” picture for Europe this week. BBC Meteorologist Phil Avery warned of the “potential for flooding” in areas where weather systems are producing a lot of rain. Europe will see as much as “150mm of rain” produced in certain parts.
Mr Avery told viewers: “It’s not all plain sailing by any means at all.
“We’ve got a very active set of weather fronts.
“They’re gradually working their way into the heart of Europe down into the heart of the Mediterranean.
“Following on behind, a lull in proceedings, and that’s all it is.”
He continued: “Because once this system crashes its way into parts of France, Biscay and northern parts of Iberia, then it will turn very wet and very windy.
“The eastern Mediterranean, Turkey and the Aegean looking finally settled at the moment.
“But an area of cloud and rain will produce 100 to 150mm of rain during the course of the weekend up towards the Albania area, Montenegro way.
“So please be aware of the potential for flooding there.”
The BBC presenter added: “Similar sort of prospect, 80 to 100mm of rain from another system as it lurks with intent around northern Iberia, getting into parts of France.
“As far ahead as Sunday, that system will gradually work its way from the Balkans into the heart of Eastern Europe.
“Rain and snow will be plenty there.”
The weather presenter said: “Then it’s quieter, and then things turn a good deal more unsettled again as we get back into western France and down towards the northern parts of both Spain and Portugal.
“Not overly warm across northern parts of Europe.
“Single figure temperatures abound, certainly across Scandinavia, even as far south as the low countries.
“And even possibly Germany, Paris and also into London.
“It is finally settled though in the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean.”