Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 20th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
High pressure with dry and fine conditions across central Europe. Less settled elsewhere with heavy rain for Portugal.
Heavy rain across western Portugal and north-west Spain on Saturday. Breezy, warm and dry for the rest of Spain. Staying warm and sunny to across the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will have a fine day with lots of sunshine. Remaining sunny and dry across Greece and Turkey.
Windy weather across France and mostly dry here with good sunny spells although the far northwest seeing some rain. Windy through the low countries and fair. Staying fair and dry as well as very mild across Germany and Poland. Hungary will be dry and warm with good spells of sunshine. The fair weather continues through Austria and Switzerland with more sunshine here.
Cloudy skies for Denmark with some drizzle and this will be affecting much of southern Sweden. A rather dull day in the Baltic states as well with cloud and some drizzle here. Finland will have more persistent rain and sleet, with some heavy rain and sleet affecting northern Sweden. Norway will be rather dull and cloudy with drizzle over western and southern coasts, rain and sleet in central areas.
Rain clearing Portugal through the morning to allow for sunny spells but also some showers about. The rain will push across Spain although the far northeast should remain dry throughout. Breezy along southern coasts. Dry through the Balearics but winds will strengthen and cloud amount will increase. Dry and fine across Italy but rather windy across Corsica and Sardinia. An improving day across Greece as showers clear from the north. Dry for much of Turkey.
A mostly dry and fine scene once again across central Europe, although rain and cloud will still affect northwest France as well as western coasts here. A gale force wind will also blow up through the coastal areas of southern France. Less windy for the Low Countries on Sunday.
Still rain, sleet and snow affecting much of Norway as well as northern Sweden and Finland will see largely cloudy skies with a mix of rain, sleet and snow too. A largely cloudy but dry day for the Baltics. Denmark too will be dry but sunny spells are expected.