Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and sunny for much of Europe, some rain and sleet in Scandinavia
A mostly dry and fine day for the Iberian peninsula with some cloud and patchy rain for the far northeast of Spain and west coast of Portugal. Early showers fade from the Balearic Islands to leave a dry and fine day here. Dry and bright conditions extend through the central and western Mediterranean. Sunshine and warmth for Italy, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.
Some cloud and patchy rain linger over southern France but otherwise it's a dry and fine day for the rest of the country. High pressure brings dry and sunny conditions to much of Europe including for Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Increasingly cloudy and windy for Denmark but staying mostly dry. Cloud and winds also increase across the Baltic States with rain and sleet arriving over Estonia and Latvia later. A band of rain, sleet and snow spreads across central and northern Sweden and Finland through the morning before another band of precipitation arrives over southern Norway later. Staying dry for the far south of Sweden.
Heavy periods of rain affecting western parts of Spain and the west of Portugal. Fare across much of the rest of Spain and Portugal with lots of sunshine. Remaining fine through the central Mediterranean area, so Majorca, Corsica, Sardinia and most of Italy will have lots of sunshine and be dry too. Fine across Greece with more sunshine, but feeling quite chilly in the east. A cold, strong wind will be blowing through turkey.
cloud in the far north west of France with some outbreaks of rain here. Mostly dry and sunny across the rest of France. The Netherlands and Germany will be dry and sunny to, as will be Poland. Hungary, Switzerland and Austria will all be dry with lots of sunshine.
Dry and fed through Denmark and much of central and southern Sweden with sunshine here. Broken cloud in the Baltic states. Some outbreaks of rain and drizzle as well as stronger winds in Finland. Mild and rather wet over much of Norway.