Issued: 0530hrs Friday 12th February 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled over central and southern Europe, colder to the north
A wet day across the northwest of Portugal and much of northern Spain, feeling chilly too. Better conditions for southern Spain and the Balearics with some sunshine here. Showers for southern Italy, some heavy but dry to the north, although some fog. Rain afecting the west of Greece. Some rain in northern Turkey, but dry to the south.
Rain affects western France, with some showers in the east. Showers too for the Low Countries, with some sunny spells to come over Germany. Mostly dry in Poland with some bright spells here. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland are going to be dry and bright.
Cloudy with drizzle in much of Denmark. A few spots of rain for the Baltic States, but some brightness here too. Cloud and some sleet in Finland, although much of southern Sweden will be dry. Northern Sweden breezy with some snow. Chilly but mostly dry in Norway.
Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain over the northern half of Spain and Portugal. Northwestern coasts of Portugal will be cloudy with further periods of rain too. Some showery rain over the Balearics and through Italy. A few showers in western Greece but fair to the east. Some showers in Turkey too, mostly over western and southern coasts and hills.
Windy with rain, some heavy over much of France. Further rain reaching the Low Countries. Germany will be brighter with sunny spells, although cloud increasing in the west brigning rain here. Broken cloud and sunny spells in Poland. Mostly dry in Austria but cloudy and wet for Switzerland.
Brighter weather in Scotland with sunny spells. Scattered showers affecting the Baltic States. Further snow showers in Finland. More persistent sleet and snow over northern Sweden, but dry with sunny spells to the south. Cold over Norway with sunny spells to the south.