Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th December 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Warm across central and southern Europe, rain and breezer weather to the north
A fair day over Spain and Portugal today. The risk of some rain for the Balearics. Rain in the far south of Italy but the majority of the country stays dry with a fair amount of fog. Greece and Turkey will be dry with further spells of sunshine to come here.
France will be mostly dry with some fog in the south. Low cloud and risk of drizzle in the far northwest, but overall dry with broken cloud. Breezy for the Low Countries and northern Germany with sunny spells and staying that way for most of Poland. Dry through southern Poland, Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Breezy with some showery rain in Denmark. Rain and sleet and windy weather in the Baltic States. Finland will have light snow on and off through the day. Breezy again over Sweden whilst cloud and rain affects western parts of Norway.
Dry and warm across Spain and Portugal today with plenty of sunshine. An odd shower may affect the Balearics. Italy should be fair and warm with lots of sunshine here although showers can't be ruled out on southern coasts. Greece and Turkey should be dry with more sunshine to come here.
A fair day in central and southern France with plenty of sunshine, although tending to be cloudier to the northwest. Breezier conditions for the Low Countries and northern Germany and Poland with cloud and patchy rain here. Southern Poland and Germany as well as Austria, Hungary and Switzerland are going to be dry with sunny spells.
Breezy and mild with rain and drizzle in Denmark. The Baltic States will be bright and cool with occasional wintry showers. Dry in most of Sweden with rain in the south. Breezy for Norway and mild to the south, but cooler with some wintry showers in the north.