Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 8th March 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled in much of northern and western Europe, tending to be drier to east
An unsettled day in Spain with rain in central and southern areas. Heavy showers following through Portugal. A few showers are likely in the Balearics although Corsica and Sardinia should be dry. Sunny spells and dry in Italy. Windy and cold for Greece with a few showers, rain affecting western parts of Turkey.
Cloud and rain affecting the north of France and also western France. More central and eastern areas should be dry. Further cloud and rain into the Low Countries as well as northern Germany. Southern Germany should be dry with some sunny spells and the south of Poland should be dry and bright too. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland should be dry and fair with sunny spells.
Cloud and showery periods of rain affecting Denmark. Mostly fair in the baltic States although some wintry showers in Finland. These wintry showers affecting central and northern Sweden although the south should be dry. Some sleet and snow over southern Norway but fair to the north.
Heavy rain continues to affect western parts of Spain and Portugal. Eastern Spain and the balearics should be dry with sunny spells. A fair day in Italy too, although some morning mist and fog patches here. More sunshine to come in Greece with plenty of sunshine in Turkey too.
Rain and wind in the west of France. Eastern France should be dry although rather cloudy. A fair day for the Low Countries with some sunny spells here. More sunshine to come in Germany and dry too. Poland will have some rain in the north but drier to the south. Switzerland and Hungary as well as Austria should be mostly dry with sunny periods here.
Sunny spells and an odd shower in Denmark. Some heavy showers of rain, sleet and snow in much of Sweden. Cloud, rain and sleet for the Baltic States whilst snow affects Finland. Norway will have sunny spells and a few showers.