Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 22nd March 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet in Spain and southern Italy, better in eastern Europe
A fair day for most of Spain and Portugal. Thicker cloud arriving in northwest Spain in the afternoon bringing rain. Sunny spells and showers in the balearics. Heavier showers and thunderstorms as well as a strong and chilly northerly wind in Corsica and Sardinia. Rain and wind in southern Italy but dry and cool with some sunshine to the north. Showers in Greece, some heavy, with further sunny spells and showers for Turkey.
Cloud in northern France with a few spots of rain but mostly dry with more sunshine to the south. Showers rain in the Low Countries and the norther of Germany, although dry in the south and east. Poland will have sunny spells and a dry day. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland should be dry with som sunny spells too.
Cloud and rain in Denmark with a few showers and a stiff breeze in the Baltic States. Rain and showers across Finland, although rdier overall in Sweden with some sunshine here. A few showers affecting western Norway.
Heavy periods of rain in northern and northwest Spain and the north of Portugal today. More rain in central and southern Sain too, although the east should be dry with some sunshine. Rain in southern Italy but fair to the north. Greece will be cloudy with some rain as well whilst Turkey should be dry.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain in western parts of France, but the east should be dry and bright. More rain affecting the Low Countries, although much of Germany will be dry with sunny spells. A few showers in Poland and Hungary as well as Austria whilst Switzerland should be mostly dry.
Fair for Denmark with some spring sunshine here. Fair too in the Baltic States as well as in Finland. Sweden should be dry with some weak sunshine whilst wind and rain affect much of western Norway.