Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 17th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A settled spell of dry and bright weather for the eastern Mediterranean while elsewhere will see a mixture of cloudy skies, good sunny spells and scattered showers. Showers becoming wintry in nature further north.
Another mostly dry and bright day for Spain and Portugal on Sunday though it will be cloudy in the northwest with scattered showers affecting northern parts of both countries through the day. Bright and dry too for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Plenty of sunshine and a dry day for Greece and Turkey.
A band of rain will move southeastward across France through the day followed by blustery showers. A wet morning too for Benelux followed by a showery afternoon. Rain will move southeastward across Germany too through the day but it will be drier and brighter behind this in the northwest. A mostly dry day for Switzerland and Austria though snow and rain will reach the Alps by the evening. Drier but overcast for Hungary.
A wet and windy start to the day in Denmark but rain will ease to leave a showery afternoon. A mostly wet day for the Baltic States while a band of snow and sleet will move into southern Finland by the late afternoon. A windy and snowy day for southern parts of Norway and Sweden though this will clear from the west through the evening.
Further showers will affect northern parts of Spain as well as the Valencian coast. A mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells for the rest of Spain and Portugal. An overcast day for the Balearics with a chance of showers developing through the afternoon. A chance of heavy, perhaps thundery, showers developing over northern parts of Italy; drier and brighter in the south. A dry and bright day for Greece and Turkey.
A mixed day for France and the Low Countries with a mixture of overcast skies, good sunny spells and light scattered showers. It will be a rather wet day for Germany though rain will ease through the afternoon to leave a fine evening. Overcast with scattered showers for the Czech Republic and Hungary while the Alps will see further snow showers.
A mostly bright and dry day for Denmark while scattered showers will affect the Baltic States. Scattered wintry showers for southern Finland while a band of more persistent rain, sleet and snow will clear eastern Sweden through the afternoon. Away from the west coast of Norway it will be a mostly dry and fine day for the country.