Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 14th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Chillier air spreads over northern Europe bringing wintry showers
A mostly bright day across Iberia with heavy, thundery showers developing over southern parts of Portugal and Spain later. Mostly fair for Italy with isolated showers spreading from the north through the day. Dry and bright for Greece with some rain edging into the far north of the country later. Dry and sunny for western Turkey with scattered showers to the east.
A dry and bright day for southern France, cloudier to the north with isolated showers. Isolated showers too for the Low Countries and the far west of Germany otherwise a bright and sunny day here. Early snow showers fade over eastern Poland to leave a dry, bright day here too. Mostly dry and fair for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia though there could be some snow over the Alps.
Dry and fine for Denmark though cloud builds through the day. Early snow showers clear from the Baltic States to leave a dry and bright day here. Dry and bright too for Sweden and Finland. Snow showers affect western Norway while a band of rain and sleet arrives from the southwest here later.
A dry and fine start for Portugal and Spain though a band of heavy rain arrives to the northwest and clusters of thunderstorms develop through the afternoon - these mainly focussed over eastern Spain. Early showers tend to ease for Italy to leave a dry and bright day here while outbreaks of rain, some heavy and thundery, spread from the north across Greece and Turkey.
Some showery outbreaks of rain affect northwestern part of France while thundery showers may affect southern areas later. Otherwise dry and fine for much of the country. Dry and fine for the Low Countries with the slight chance of an isolated shower or two developing. Dry but cloudy for western parts of Germany; dry and bright to the east and for Poland, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia too.
Cloudy but mostly dry for Denmark with occasional showers to the northwest. Dry and fine for the Baltic States. A dry and fine start for Finland though a band of sleet and snow arrives from the west later. Showery outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow affect central and northern parts of Sweden as well as much of Norway. Drier for southern Sweden.