Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 13th February 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet in Italy and Greece, rain too for northern Spain
High pressure over southern Iberia brings a fair day to much of Spain and Portugal, although a front produces rain for northern areas. Low pressure over Italy and the Balkans, with areas of heavy rain, or snow in the mountains, this spreading into western Greece. The Greek islands and areas surrounding the Black Sea should stay dry. Some snow for the eastern Alps, Hungary and Slovakia.
Dry and chilly for Poland, the Baltic states and Ukraine. High pressure is centred over western Russia producing very cold temperatures here. A front moves into France from the west, bringing rain and possible snow over high ground. Germany and the Low Countries stay dry most of the day, then rain and snow arrives later. Winds strengthening. Slack low pressure over Scandinavia, with areas of snow spreading across Sweden, but Norway should be largely dry, but cold and frosty.
Cloud and rain in northern Spain and the west of Portugal today. Eastern and southern Spain should be drier with some bright or sunny spells developing. Sunny and dry in the Balearics, although a wet day in central and southern Italy with some heavy rain here. Greece is going to have a fair day with broken cloud and some sunny spells, although heavy showers trouble the west of Turkey.
Rain arrives in western France this afternoon, although eastern areas are likely to be brighter and dry with some sunny spells. A fair day to come in the Low Countries with some sunshine for Germany. Poland will be chilly with broken cloud and some bright spells. Snow affects Hungary whilst Austria and Switzerland should be mostly dry.
A chilly day in Denmark with some winter sunshine. That sunshine affecting Sweden as well as the Baltic States. Some showers for western Finland but dry in the east. Windier weather with rain, sleet and snow arriving in the west of Norway.