Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 12th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold and breezy in northern parts of Europe, fair to the south
Showers across northern and central parts of Spain and Portugal on Thursday. Eastern and southern areas will be dry with sunny spells. The Balearics and Italy will be dry with sunshine. A breezy day in Greece and Turkey with bright or sunny spells and a few showers.
Rain in central France, fine in the north and south. The Low Countries will be dry with sunny spells. Fair in northern Germany, but rain through central Germany and Luxembourg. Central Poland will have some rain, heavy at times. Hungary will be dry with some sunshine, although Austria and Switzerland may have a few bursts of showery rain.
Breezy and damp in Denmark. Windy with further showers in the Baltic States and southern Sweden. Showers for Finland, some heavy and these in central Sweden too. Cold with wintry showers for western Norway.
Heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms in central and southern Spain today. Fair in the north and across Portugal. The Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia should be dry whilst Italy will be dry and bright after the clearance of morning mist and fog. Greece will be dry with sunshine, although showers affect eastern Turkey.
Mist and fog patches in France, clearing quickly. There will be dry weather with good spells of sunshine. A few showers in the Low Countries and through central Germany where it will be chilly. Cold again in Poland with wintry showers here. Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland will be chilly but bright.
Cold and windy in Denmark with some wintry showers. Further showers in the Baltic States. Finland is likely to be cold too with some snow showers. Sweden stays cld with sunny spells and scattered wintry showers. Heavy snow showers in northern and western Norway.