Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 16th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair and warm in most of southern Europe, breezier with some rain in the north
Patchy rain spreads into the northwest of Spain and northern Portugal. Mostly cloudy skies across the rest of Spain with the best of the sun to the east. Dry and fine for the Balearic Islands and for much of Italy too. Some cloud and patchy showers to the northwest. A dry and bright day for the Balkan States and western Greece while patchy rain, sleet and snow lingers over eastern Greece and much of Turkey. This locally heavy.
A band of locally heavy but patchy rain moves from west to east over northern France and later into Benelux. Staying dry and fair for southern France. Early rain, sleet and snow fades from Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany to leave a dry and fair day here. Rain arrives over western Germany again during the evening. Dry and mostly bright for Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Rather cloudy for Denmark as well as southern portions of Norway and Sweden with an area of rain and sleet arriving from the west here later. Dry and fine for northern parts of Norway and Sweden and for much of Finland too. Cloudier over southern Finland and for the Baltic States with a scattering of snow showers here.
Rain in northern Portugal and northwest Spain on Wednesday. Fair for the rest of POrtugal and Spain. The Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia are going to be fair too with lots of sunshine. Staying fair across Italy and bright here as well. Greece and Turkey will be fair, but will be feeling cool. Some heavy showers for Cyprus.
Some rain in northwest France. Elsewhere it should be fair with lots of sunshine. Breezy and cloudy with some outbreaks of rain in the Low Countries. Breezy in northwest Germany but fair for most. Rain in Poland and cloudy too. Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland will be fair, although some morning fog patches are likely.
Cloud and outbreaks of rai in Denmark. The Baltic States will be cold but dry. Staying cold in Finland and much of central and northern Sweden. Breezy for Norway with snow in the southwest, fair to the north.