Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 18th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain or showers central-northern Europe
Mostly dry and fair for Iberia - the best of the sunshine for Portugal and western Spain. Cloudier to the east with isolated showers to the southeast of Spain. A fair day for Italy too with good spells of sunshine, scattered showers to the far north. A mostly dry and sunny day for Greece and Turkey though there could be occasional showers to the far south.
Chilly but mostly bright with scattered showers for France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland. Breezy to the north. Isolated showers for Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic but mostly dry and fair here. A dry and fine day for Slovakia and Hungary after early rain clears to the east.
A breezy day with frequent showers and outbreaks of rain for Denmark. Breezy too for the Baltic States with scattered showers. Isolated showers affect southern parts of Sweden and Finland though it is a mostly dry and fine day here. Dry and fine for eastern parts of Norway too while western areas see frequent outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow.
High pressure over Spain and Portugal brings another fair day, although there's a chance of showers in the far south around Gibraltar. Blustery winds for southern France, plus Corsica and Sardinia. Areas of showers for Italy. Scattered showers for Balkan coasts, but much of southeast Europe will be dry.
Northern-central Europe is unsettled, with areas of rain and heavy showers passing east across Germany, Poland and the western Alps, snow over the mountains. Showery for central-northern France and the Low countries, although tending to fade. Dry for Slovakia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Areas of rain for southern Scandinavia with brisk westerly winds here. Slack pressure over Norway and Sweden, with light winds and sunny spells. A few showers around western coasts of Norway. Some snow for Finland. Cold northerly winds in the far north of Scandinavia.