Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 28th February 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wind, cloud and rain in central and northern Europe, drier in southern areas
A wet day with are area of heavy rain across Britain into France, the Low Countries, southern parts of Germany into Austria. Another area of rain is expected across Sweden, Denmark, western Poland and the Baltic States. Heavy snow is forecast across the Alps.
Outbreaks rain will affect northern parts of Iberia but for southern parts of Spain and Portugal it stays dry. Lots of fine, settled dry weather extends eastward across the Balearics into Sardinia, Italy and across the Adriatic Region along with the Balkans. Sunny and dry across Turkey into Romania, the Ukraine and eastern parts of Poland. Cold with heavy snow expected to fall across Norway, northern Sweden and Finland. Quite a windy day across much of Europe.
Fair across Portugal and Spain with good spells of sunshine. Staying fair for the Balearics too with sunny spells throughout. Showers in the far south of Italy, but fair for most with sunny spells. Heavy showers in western Greece but fair to the east. Dry with some reasonable spells of sunshine in Turkey.
Rain and wind affecting northern and western France. The Low Countries should be dry and bright with sunny spells. Heavy showers passing east through Germany and into western Poland. Dry in eastern Poland with sunny spells. Hungary will be bright and dry with sunny spells whilst showers affect Austria and Switzerland.
Cloud, wind and heavy showers or longer spells of rain in Denmark. Rain and wind in the Baltic States. Finland should be mostly dry with some bright spells of sunshine here. Broken cloud and some showers in southern Sweden but dry to the north. Rain and cloud affect southern parts of Norway but drier to the north.