Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 16th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Dry and bright conditions prevail across the Mediterranean
Cloud builds to the northwest of Iberia bringing isolated showers to northwest Spain. Dry and bright for the rest of Spain and Portugal. Cloud also builds over northern Italy later but it stays dry with plenty of sunshine for central and southern areas. Low pressure clears away from the eastern Mediterranean leaving a mostly dry and fine day for Greece and western Turkey. Cloudy for eastern Turkey with outbreaks of rain and snow.
Heavy rain for northwestern and northern France, the Low Countries and northern Germany as a cold front sinks south. Rather cloudy ahead of this over the rest of France and Germany as well as much of Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Poland. Cloud is patchier for Austria, Hungary and Slovakia where there will be some spells of sunshine.
A wet and windy day for Denmark with some heavy outbreaks of rain. Windy across Norway, Sweden and Finland where bands of heavy rain will rotate in a general northeastward direction across the region through the day. Some bright spells between the rain. Cloudy and windy for the Baltic States too on Sunday with outbreaks of rain for northern and western areas.
A band of rain spreads across northwestern Spain and northern Portugal but quickly dissipates as it moves into central Iberia. Staying dry and fine to the south and southeast. Patchy cloud for Italy but styaing dry here. A dry and bright day for The Balkans, Greece and western Turkey. Cloudy for eastern Turkey with occasional wintry showers fading.
A band of heavy rain sinks south across central and southern parts of France and Germany, reaching Switzerland and western Austria later. Showers follow behind the rain for northern France, the Low Countries and northern Germany. Cloudy for Poland and the Czech Republic with occasional outbreaks of rain. Patchy cloud for eastern Austria with rain arriving later. Staying dry but with variable amounts of cloud for Slovakia and Hungary.
Cloudy with strong winds for Denmark. Frequent showers for western areas. Windy too for Finland and the Baltic States with rain clearing to the east. Occasional wintry showers follow for Finland. Breezy for southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Brighter here with scattered wintry showers.