Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 31st March 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine Across France
Very windy today across the eastern parts of Europe and Scandinavia. Outbreaks of snow are forecast from northern parts of Germany into northern parts of Poland, southern parts of Norway and Finland in across the Baltic States into Russia. The snow looks heavy in places. Rain is forecast for southern parts of Germany, Austria, southern Poland, and across, Belarus into the Ukraine. Rain and snow showers are expected across Romania, but chiefly dry across Hungary, the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Fine and dry with good sunny spells today across Greece, and western parts of Turkey, while rain and snow is expected across eastern Turkey. Expect a dry day with sunny spells across much of Italy and across into Corsica and Sardinia to the Balearics. The far south of Spain and Portugal will see a good deal of cloud with some scattered showers while the rest of Iberia will be fair and dry. France may have the best of the weather today with a dry day with long sunny spells. Scattered showers are forecast across Belgium and the Netherlands with snow showers possible for Denmark. Heavy snow showers are forecast for western parts of Norway with the east sunny and dry.
A dry day with sunny spells expected from England down through all of France and across the Low Countries into most of Germany. Some heavy showers, though are expected around Denmark and the northern coast of Germany today. Heavy snow showers and snow is expected across western parts of Norway and northern parts of Sweden with much of Finland dry today. An area of snow is expected from Russia, and this will extend westward across, Belarus, Poland with snow showers across Austria, the Czech Republic, northern Romania and the former Yugoslavia. Outbreaks of rain are forecast for southern Romania with rain showers mixed with a few snow showers across eastern parts of Turkey. Dry with sunny spells across western parts of Turkey and Greece, though a few showers are expected from the Greek Islands eastwards toward Cyprus. Cloudier across northern Italy today with the risk of some light rain while the south is dry and sunnier. Occasional showers are forecast for Portugal and the far western parts of Spain, fair and dry to the east fine across the Balearics.