Issued: 0530hrs Friday 7 March 2014
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Windy unsettled across the eastern Mediterranean
Patchy rain clears England. Milder across Iberia today with sunny spells across Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Mostly sunny and dry as well across most of France. Mainly dry across Belgium, Holland and Denmark morning sunshine then cloudier. Dry across Germany with sunny spells. Across Poland, the Baltic States and most of Russia. It looks generally dry but rather cloudy with some dense fog patches. Expect some rain across the western half of the Ukraine with the eastern parts of the Ukraine dry. Cloudy across Romania, Bulgaria and Slovenia with some outbreaks of rain. Across Croatia, Serbia, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary it should be fair and dry with sunny spells. Expect some heavy showers across the far south of Italy and these extends eastward across Greece, the eastern part of Turkey and across much of the eastern Mediterranean. Much of central and northern Italy will be dry and sunny. Cloudy across Norway, Sweden and Finland with outbreaks of rain. Strong easterly gales will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Very windy across Britain with gales in the northwest. Strong gales some the east will persist through the Straits of Gibraltar and it will become windier through the central Mediterranean. Generally fair, dry and milder across England and France and it should be dry as well across the Low Countries into Germany and Denmark. Colder across Norway with snow showers around western coasts. A dry day with sunny spells across Sweden with heavy outbreaks of snow forecast for Finland. This will fall as rain across most of the Baltic States. Much of western Russia should be dry but rather cloudy with a dry day expected across Belarus, the Ukraine, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Austria. We are likely to see further showers affecting southern parts of Italy, Greece and the eastern half of the Mediterranean, some of these are going to be heavy. An area of rain expected cross Bulgaria, and northern parts of Turkey eastern Turkey. generally dry. Northern parts of Italy will also be fair and dry. Dry today across Portugal and Spain with sunny skies and feeling pleasantly warm in the south.