Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 13th February 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Staying cold across northern Europe as central and southern areas stay wet
Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain over the northern half of Spain and Portugal. Northwestern coasts of Portugal will be cloudy with further periods of rain too. Some showery rain over the Balearics and through Italy. A few showers in western Greece but fair to the east. Some showers in Turkey too, mostly over western and southern coasts and hills.
Windy with rain, some heavy over much of France. Further rain reaching the Low Countries. Germany will be brighter with sunny spells, although cloud increasing in the west brigning rain here. Broken cloud and sunny spells in Poland. Mostly dry in Austria but cloudy and wet for Switzerland.
Brighter weather in Scotland with sunny spells. Scattered showers affecting the Baltic States. Further snow showers in Finland. More persistent sleet and snow over northern Sweden, but dry with sunny spells to the south. Cold over Norway with sunny spells to the south.
A cold day in Spain with rain and showers plunging south through most area. Further rain in the balearics. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain in southwest Italy, wet in the north too. Greece should be dry with sunny spells. Some showers in western Turkey, but dry and bright to the east.
Showers and rain in western France. Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain affecting the Low Countries and Germany as well as parts of northern Poland. The rest of Germany and Hungary should be dry with bright spells. Rain and some snow for Austria and Hungary.
A chilly day in Denmark with some snow in the south. Periods of snow in the Baltic States too. Cold with some snow flurries for the Baltic States. Staying cold over Sweden but mostly dry, although cloudy in the east. Cold in Norway and mostly dry.