Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 27th March 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine Across the Mediterranean
We expect more fine, dry, mild, and mostly sunny weather across France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and across the United Kingdom today. Expect a fine, dry day with sunny spells for Germany. All of Spain will be fair, dry with lots of sunshine. Dry as well across the Balearics and for Italy expect some sunshine but also some scattered showers south of Greece. Mostly sunny and dry today across Greece, Crete, Cyprus and through Turkey into Romania and the Ukraine. An area of heavy snow will stretch from Finland down into Russia and the eastern Ukraine. Rain is forecast across the western Ukraine. Settled and dry weather will prevail from the Baltic States, into Belarus, Poland into the Czech Republic. Most of the former Yugoslavia looks dry apart from the odd light shower. A pleasant dry to come across southern Norway and southern Sweden with sunny spells with rain in the north. Strong gales will persist in the Straits of Gibraltar with gusts to 50 mph. Windy too in the far eastern Mediterranean and across eastern parts of Europe.
Easterly gales with gusts to 60 mph will be selling through the Straits of Gibraltar today. Brisk north west winds will also prevail down through the Adriatic Sea and the Aegean Sea. The weather is set to remain very mild, settled, and mostly sunny from Spain across France, up through central parts of Europe to Poland. Fine as well across the Low Countries, into Denmark and southern portions of Sweden and western Finland with snow clearing eastern Finland in the morning. Mainly dry across Norway today, although some rain will affect western coasts. An area of snow will again lie across the western parts of Russia, down across the Ukraine. Most of the Balkans looks dry today with sunny spells, though some rain and snow mixed may affect the far north of Turkey today. Lots of fine sunshine will extend from Greece across through into Italy, Sardinia and Corsica.