Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 25th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Colder northern Europe with wind, rain and showers, brighter to the south
Cloud builds over northern parts of Portugal, Spain and Italy with showery rain arriving later. Dry and bright over southern parts of Iberia and Italy. A dry and bright day too for Greece and for Turkey after early wintry showers ease over eastern areas.
A band of, sometimes heavy, rain spreads across southern parts of France, Germany and Poland then across Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Cool conditions follow behine this rain with frequent showers affecting northern parts of France, Germany and Poland as well as the Low Countries. Rain arrives over Hungary and Slovakia later.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow for southern parts of Norway and Sweden and for much of Denmark. After a bright start, a band of rain, sleet and snow sweeps northward over the Baltic States. A mostly dry and fine day for Finland though snow may arrive to the south later. Dry and fine across central and northern parts of Sweden and Norway.
Rain in northern Spain, but fair for most of Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine. Breezy with a few showers in the Balearics. Cold with sunshine and showers for Corsica and Sardinia. Some rain and sleet showers in northern Italy where it will be breezy, although southern parts seeing fewer showers. Greece and Turkey should be dry with sunny spells and will be milder as well.
Showery periods of rain across France and breezy here, feeling chilly. The Low Countries and much of Germany will have cloud and periods of rain, some of it heavy, this affecting western Poland too. Hungary will have some rain in the south, but heavier rain and some showers in Austria and Switzerland.
Colder for Denmark with sunny spells. Cold too across Sweden. Some snow for the Baltic States and Finland. Cold in Norway, sunny spells and a few showers here too.