Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 7th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Gales and rain in northern Europe, fine and sunny to the south
A fair day for Portugal and Spain. Good spells of sunshine for most and staying dry overall. The Balearics should be dry with more sunshine here. Fair too in Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be sunny and dry, although there may be some morning frost and fog patches. Greece should be dry for most, although some showers in the east. Showers in Turkey, some of them heavy.
France will be cloudy and damp with most rain northern and west, but low cloud and drizzle for many. Rain too in the Low Countries. Fair for most of eastern Germany but cloudy in the west, Poland will be bright with some sunny spells. Hungary and Austria will be bright with sunny sells, but cloud and some outbreaks of rain affecting Switzerland.
Breezy in Denmark with cloud and some rain. Cloudy and damp in the Baltic States whilst rain affects Finland. Fair for most of Sweden with some sunny spells. Cloud and rain affecting much of Norway.
A fair and mild day for Portugal and Spain. Plenty of sunshine here although it may be cloudier to the northwest. The Balearics will be warm and sunny. Some heavy showers in western Italy, but overall it will be dry here. Greece should be fine with lots of sunshine too. Heavy showers in Turkey, some of them thundery.
Gales and rain in northern France. Fair and breezy in central France but fine to the south. Gales in the Low Countries and Germany with some rain in the north. More rain in Denmark and windy here. Drier in southern Germany, Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Denmark will have rain and wind. Drizzle and staying windy in the Baltic States. Wind and some rain to come across the Balearics. More rain and wind in southern Sweden but dry to the north. Rain in southern Norway too although central and northern Norway should be dry and bright.