Issued: 0530hrs Monday 22nd February 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A ridge of high pressure brings dry and fine conditions to much of Europe
Heavy outbreaks of rain affect northeast Spain on Monday while the rest of Spain and Portugal see a largely dry and sunny day. Rather cloudy with scattered showers for the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia. Dry and bright for the rest of Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey.
Rather cloudy for France with patchy outbreaks of rain - these mainly to the west and south where they may be locally heavy. Some cloud for the Low Countries but staying mostly dry here. Dry and fine for much of central Europe including Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Dry and fine conditions extend into Denmark, southern Sweden and the Baltic States too on Monday. Cloudy for Norway with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow spreading into most parts of the country and across central and northern parts of Sweden too by the end of the day. Early snow showers fade from Finland to leave a mostly dry but overcast day here.
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.