Issued: 0530hrs Friday 21st February 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Dry and bright conditions for the western and central Mediterranean
A mostly dry and fine day across the western Mediterranean with sunny conditions for much of Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands and Italy. Some patchy cloud at times to the far northwest and southeast of Spain. An area of low pressure brings cloud and outbreaks of rain to eastern Greece, Cyprus and western Turkey though tends to clear east through the day.
Mostly dry and fair for France and the Low Countries though cloud thickens from the northwest through the day. Early rain clears east from Switzerland and Germany sweeping across the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. This becomes increasingly showery to the south and turns readily to snow over higher ground.
A breezy but bright day for Denmark with frequent showers to the west. Early rain clears east from Sweden to leave a fine day here but moves across Finland and the Baltic States where it is rather showery. Wet and windy for western parts of Norway, drier and brighter to the east.
Continuing dry and mostly sunny for Portugal, Spain and Italy. Once again, patchy cloud may develop over parts of Spain. A bright day for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus though there will be showers here - these wintry over inland regions of Turkey.
A dry and fine day for France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary with cloud building from the northwest through the day. Showery outbreaks of rain affect the Low Countries and sweep southward over Germany and Poland reaching the Czech Republic later in the day.
Another bright, breezy day for Denmark with frequent showers. Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow slowly clear eastward from Finland and the Baltic States. Early rain clears southern Sweden to leave a showery day here - drier to the north. Western coastal regions of Norway continue to be wet and windy.