BBC WEATHER Europe forecaster Phil Avery explained that temperatures were “unseasonably” cold in some areas in western Europe. London, Paris and Madrid will see particularly cold days as temperatures struggle to reach higher than 10C. Despite the wet and windy weather expected some parts of eastern Europe are considerably warmer than to be expected.
Mr Avery explained that Kyiv, Moscow and Athens were holding hotter temperatures but warned this warm spell was not set to last.
He said: “There is plenty of weather to speak of over the next few days in Europe.
“Well, you can see the amount of cloud swirling around a big area at the heart of the Mediterranean sea.
“There are other frontal systems dragging some pretty wet and windy weather through eastern Europe up towards Finland, the Baltic states and the western side of Russia.