Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 19th January 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet in the Mediterranean, dry in central areas
Dry for Portugal today with sunny spells and remaining dry in northern Spain too. Rain affects easter and southern Spain, some of this being heavy. Wet too in the Balearics and windy. Rain in the south of Italy but fair to the north. Greece will have heavy showers and rain affects the west of Turkey. Eastern Turkey should be fair.
Fair for France with sunny spells but breezy to the south. Dry across the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland where there will be decent spells of sunshine. Dry in Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland with broken cloud and some sunshine.
Dry in Denmark with sunny periods here. Breezy through the Baltic States and Finland but feeling mild. Rain affects the west and north of Norway.
Cloud and periods of rain for southern and eastern Spain on Friday. More rain to come through the Balearics too. Portugal and the north of Spain should be fair with sunny spells here. Cloud and some drizzle in central Italy, milder to the south but cold in the north. Greece will have some bright spells and apart from showers in the north, Turkey should be dry.
Mostly fair in France with some sunny spells here. Cloudy for northern Germany and the Low Countries but dry. More cloud in northern Poland but fair to the south. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland are likely to be dry with sunny spells.
Cloud and drizzle in Denmark. Staying cloudy with some drizzle for the Baltic States. Breezy with some drizzle in Finland too. Rather cloudy in Sweden but mild here with rain or drizzle in the north. Damp in Norway with some more spots of rain to come.