Issued: 0530hrs Monday 25th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Plenty of dry and fine weather around Europe over the coming days as high pressure dominates the western part of the continent
A fair day across much of Spain and Portugal; plenty of sunshine throughout. There will be sunshine in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia too. Staying fair in Italy with more sunshine throughout though there is a risk of some wintry showers developing in the south through the afternoon. A windy day in Greece: lots of sunshine to the west, a risk of gales in the east, showers around the Aegean Sea. Windy in Turkey too with lots of sunshine and a risk of heavy showers along the west coast.
Sunshine after morning fog clears in France. More morning fog affecting parts of the Low Countries, Germany and Poland as well as Hungary, Switzerland and Austria. Becoming sunny in these places once the morning fog clears.
Denmark will be dry and sunny. Breezy and dry with more sunshine in the Baltic States. Sunny spells for Finland as well as Sweden though northern parts of Sweden could see rain or snow through the afternoon. Cloud and rain in western Norway, some of it heavy at times.
Tuesday stays mostly bright and dry for Iberia though a band of cloud will move into western areas through the morning and linger through the day. Plenty of sunshine for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Winds easing for Greece and Turkey and, once morning showers clear the southern part of Turkey, it will be a dry day with good spells of sunshine.
Morning mist and fog patches for France, Benelux, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary. These will clear though to leave a dry and bright day though there is a risk of some light showers developing over eastern Austria through the evening.
A dry and bright day for Denmark on Tuesday. Snow showers may affect eastern parts of the Baltics through the morning but these should clear to the southeast leaving a mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells. A mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells too for Finland and Sweden with a chance of wintry showers in the north. Dry but cloudy for southern Norway while northern areas could see ome heavy spells of rain.