Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 1st March 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cloud and rain across central and northern Europe, fair in the Mediterranean
Fair across Portugal and Spain with good spells of sunshine. Staying fair for the Balearics too with sunny spells throughout. Showers in the far south of Italy, but fair for most with sunny spells. Heavy showers in western Greece but fair to the east. Dry with some reasonable spells of sunshine in Turkey.
Rain and wind affecting northern and western France. The Low Countries should be dry and bright with sunny spells. Heavy showers passing east through Germany and into western Poland. Dry in eastern Poland with sunny spells. Hungary will be bright and dry with sunny spells whilst showers affect Austria and Switzerland.
Cloud, wind and heavy showers or longer spells of rain in Denmark. Rain and wind in the Baltic States. Finland should be mostly dry with some bright spells of sunshine here. Broken cloud and some showers in southern Sweden but dry to the north. Rain and cloud affect southern parts of Norway but drier to the north.
Rain in the far northwest of Spain on Thursday. For most of Spain and Portugal the day is going to be dry with good spells of sunshine. Staying fine and sunny in the Balearics as well as much of Italy. Greece is going to be dry and bright too with moe sunshine to come here. Damp in Greece with rain and cloud in the west, snow on hills.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain in the south of France. Brighter to the north and drier with broken cloud here. Damp and cloudy as well as breezy in the Low Countries and northern Germany with wind and more persistent rain in Poland. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be cloudy and damp with drizzle and light rain here.
Breezy and cloudy as well as damp in Denmark. Rain and cloud for the Baltic States. Broken cloud for Finland with a risk of drizzle here. Cloud and drizzle in southern Sweden but dry for most. Norway will be unsettled with cloud and rain in the west.