Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 15th March 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair through southern Europe but rain to the north
Fair on Saturday through Spain and Portugal with some good spells of sunshine. Staying fair into the afternoon as well. More sunshine to come across France and dry here as well. Staying fair across Italy, but the risk of a few showers for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Greece and Turkey will be dry with more spells of sunshine to come here. Staying fair through Bulgaria and Romania. Cloud and some outbreaks of rain forming through the Low Countries and Germany, with cold and showery weather across northern Germany and northern Poland. Cloud and drizzle for the British Isles and Ireland. Cold and windy in Norway with showers here, some wintry in the north. More wintry showers across Sweden. The chance of some heavy sleet and snow snow in the Baltic States and Finland.
Dry with sunny spells for Portugal and Spain. A cool day through the Balerarics but dry here. Sunny spells in Italy and dry too. Some heavy showers in southern Greece, but dry for most. Fair in Turkey with sunny spells.
A fair day in France with good spells of sunshine. Broken cloud and sunny spells in the Low Countries. Windy with cloud and some rain in central and northern Germany. The rain affecting Poland too. Drier in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland with sunny spells here.
Cloud and some outbreaks of rain in Denmark and windy too. Cloud and rain in southern and western Norway. Windy and cold in the Baltic States with some wintry showers here. Snow showers in Finland, some heavy. The wintry showers affecting Sweden too.