Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 4th March 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold northern Europe, rain over western and southern Iberia
Rain, heavy at times in Portugal. Showers in northern Spain. Fair in eastern, central and southern parts of Spain. Some showers in the Balearics and Sardinia. Italy should be fair with good spells of sunshine here. Turkey will be fine with more sunshine here.
An area of rain through central and southern France, this being rather showery. Drier in northern France and feeling cold. Staying cold across the Netherlands and northern Germany as well as northern Poland. Rain in central and southern Poland. Hungary and Austria should be dry with sunny spells. Rain in Switzerland.
Cold in Denmark with dry weather and sunny spells. Scattered snow showers for the Baltic States and Finland. Staying cold across Sweden too. Frequent snow showers in northern and western Norway, drier and brighter to the south.
Spain on Friday. Eastern Spain should be mostly dry although there will be some showers in the north. The Balearics will be dry with plenty of sunshine, although showers affect Corsica and Sardinia. Rain in northern Italy but fare across southern Italy. Greece and Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine.
Breezy across France, dry in the north with some sunny spells. Cloudy skies for the south with some showery outbreaks of rain here. The low countries and Germany should be dry and generally bright although some rain affects southern parts of Germany. A few showers for northern Poland whilst Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will all be cloudy with rain at times.
A bright day in Denmark and dry too. Some cloud and snow affecting the Baltic states. Dry and cold across Finland and northern Sweden, but mostly dry in the south of Sweden with some sunny spells. Drive for southern Norway with broken cloud, but some heavy wintry showers will affect western and northern coasts.