Issued: 0530hrs Monday 11th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
An unsettled spell of weather for northwestern parts of Europe but drier and bright in the southwest. An area of low pressure will bring stormy conditions to the eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday.
A dry and bright day for Spain and Portugal while the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia will start rather overcast. Cloud should clear through the morning to leave a bright afternoon here. Italy will start the day dry but overcast before outbreaks of heavy rain develop along the Adriatic coast through the afternoon. Mostly dry and bright for Greece and Turkey.
Wintry showers in northeastern France should clear south by the evening. Dry elsewhere in the country. Breezy with wintry showers for the Low Countries and Germany. Heavy snowfall affecting Switzerland and western Austria while Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will see some light wintry showers.
A mainly overcast day for Denmark with sleet showers in the south. Further light snowfall affecting much of Finland and the Baltic States. A dry, and mostly bright, day for Sweden and Norway though northern parts of Norway could see some light snow showers.
A mostly dry and bright day for Portugal and Spain though cloud will build over northern areas through the afternoon bringing some light rain to northwestern areas by evening. Dry and bright for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy rain and high winds will clear southern Italy through the morning to leave a dry and bright day here too. A deep area of low pressure will bring strong winds and heavy thundery showers to Greece and Turkey.
Mostly cloudy for France and the Low Countries with a band of rain sweeping from northwest to southeast through the day. Rain also sweeping across Germany through the late afternoon and evening. A mostly bright day for Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic but clouding over through the afternoon. Staying dry and bright in Slovakia and Hungary.
A very wet and windy day for Denmark however wintry showers will clear the Baltic States through the morning to leave a dry and bright afternoon. Wintry showers easing too for Finland but it will remain rather overcast here. A dry and bright start for Sweden and Norway however high winds, heavy rain and snow will sweep in from the southwest through the late morning and afternoon.