Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 5th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wind and rain in central Europe, cold in the Mediterranean
Heavy periods of rain affecting much of northern and western Spain as well as Portugal. Fair for eastern and southern Spain, sunny spells and dry here. Fair for most of Italy with more spells of sunshine. Greece will be bright and dry with sunny spells throughout. Heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms for western Greece.
Sunshine and showers in northern France but some heavy rain in central and southern areas. Windy and wet in the Low Countries as heavy rai affects the western half of Germany. Dry in the east. Poland will have dry conditions and sunshine. Hungary should be mostly dry with some sunny spells. Austria and Switzerland will be cloudy and wet with spells of rain.
Denmark will be dry with sunshine. Fair too in Sweden whilst there will be a few showers in the Baltic States. Finlandß is going to be breezy with snow showers, these affecting northern Sweden too. Norway will have a mix of sunny spells and scattered wintry showers.
Cold and showery in northern Spain, the showers heavy and thundery at times. Southern Spain and Portugal will have fewer showers, but will be feeling cool again. Heavy showers and cool weather in the Balearics, extending into Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will have some heavy showers, but more persistent rain i the south. Greece will have a few showers in the west. Heavy showers in Turkey.
Rain and wind in central and western France, feeling cold. Heavy showers in eastern France as well as the Low Countries. Germany will be windy with heavy showers and longer spells of rain. Further rain and showers in western Poland, drier in the east. Hungary will have a few showers whilst rain affects Austria and Switzerland.
Rain and wind in Denmark. Fair for the Baltic States with sunny spells. Scattered showers through Finland and much of central and northern Sweden. Southern Sweden will have sleet and rain. A few showers in wester Norway.