Issued: 0530hrs Monday 27th February 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Very cold in the eastern Mediterranean, with some rain across northern areas
A fair day to come through Spain and Portugal as well as most of France. Some good spells of sunshine here throughout the day. More sunshine over central and northern parts of Italy. A far more unsettled day for Greece and Turkey with strong winds and some rain here, the rain heavy at times. Cold for Bulgaria and Romania with the threat of some snow showers here.
Northern parts of France may have some drizzle and cloud at times. This affecting the Low Countries and northern Germany. More southern parts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria should be bright with sunny spells. Staying fine across eastern Europe too.
Cloud and periods of rain affecting Norway today. There will be more cloud to come across Denmark and southern Sweden. A fair day in the Baltic States with sunny spells here. Fair too for Finland with some spells of sunshine at times.
High pressure is going to be bringing another fair day to Spain and Portugal. There will be lots of sunshine here and it should be warm. A fair day across France too. The Low Countries should be dry with broken cloud. Drizzle could affect parts of northern and central Germany and Poland. A few showers to come in Hungary and Austria, but Switzerland should be dry.
Italy will be dry with sunny spells once morning mist and fog patches have cleared. Cold through Greece on Tuesday with the chance of a few showers in the east. Wintry showers over much of Turkey, these merging to longer spells of rain, sleet and snow in the east.
Over northern Europe cloud, rain and strong winds will be affecting southern Norway and Denmark. Rain moving through Sweden too, this reaching Finland later. Brighter weather should arrive in western Norway later.