Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 21st March 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Very Windy for Southern France, Dry across the Mediterranean
A good deal of fine, dry weather with sunny spells is expected from the United Kingdom down across France, Belgium, Holland, into Denmark and Germany. Outbreaks of rain are expected to affect the northern half of Spain today with the southern half along with Portugal fair and dry. Some rain to into the Balearics. Some light rain and snow will affect western parts of Norway today, but for eastern parts of Norway across into Sweden it will be fair and dry with some sunshine. Mainly dry across Finland today but rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain across the Baltic States, down through, Belarus, eastern Poland into the Ukraine. Western parts of Poland should be dry with some sunshine and this extends down across Hungary, into Austria and Switzerland. Colder across Russia today with outbreaks of snow. Dry with lots of sunshine expected across the Balkans today. Italy will be the warmest area today with a lot of dry, sunny weather. Quite a windy day across the south of France down into Corsica and Sardinia.
Today an area of rain and showers will affect the western half of France. A better day to come across Iberia with lots of dry, sunny weather from Portugal and Spain. Dry as well with sunny spells across Britain, into the eastern parts of France, through the Low Countries and across into Germany and Denmark. Most of Norway and Sweden looks fair and dry today with a few sunny spells and a good deal of cloud. A band of snow will lie from northern Finland down through the north western parts of Russia with outbreaks of rain across southern Finland down through the Baltic States, Belarus and the Ukraine. The weather remains fair and dry with sunny spells for Romania, the former Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic, Greece and Turkey. A fine day across all the Mediterranean today with good sunny spells across Italy. Continued dry across the Alps, through Switzerland and Austria. Quite windy conditions will prevail across the Black Sea area down through the Aegean Sea then south of Sicily and then up through southern parts of France where winds may touch gale force.