Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 7th February 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet Italy with much of Europe being cold
Rain in northern Spain on Wednesday. Fair across southern Spain and most of Portugal with good spells of sunshine. Low pressure in the Mediterranean brings rain to Italy and the Balearics as well as Corsica and Sardinia. There will be cloud and some rain in Greece whilst Turkey should be fine with good spells of sunshine.
Showers, some wintry in northern and western France, feeling cold here too. Fair for the Low Countries but cold. Staying cold across Germany and Poland with some broken cloud and a few bright spells to come here. Some sleet and snow in Hungary and Switzerland as well as Austria.
Sunny spells and scattered wintry showers for Denmark. A few wintry showers in Denmark too whilst snow showers affect Finland. Norway will have broken cloud and some sunny spells to the south, and should be dry. More persistent sleet and snow affecting the west of Norway.
Fair in Portugal and southern parts of Spain, but some showery rain to the north and east. Heavy showers in the balearics with a mic of sunshine and showers in Italy too. Greece should be dry with sunny spells and there will be a few showers in Turkey.
Cold and bright in France with morning cloud breaking. Staying cold across the Low Countries and Germany with some bright or sunny spells here. Snow in southern Poland but fair to the north. Some snow for Hungary but Austria and Switzerland should be drier, although just a few snow showers.
Denmark will have sunny spells and dry weather. Cold in the Baltic States but dry here. Dry and cold too in Finland with variable cloud. Sweden should be dry with some sunny spells breaking through, whilst snow affects western Norway.