Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 16th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
It will be rather unsettled across northwestern parts of Europe through the coming days while conditions will be mostly dry and bright across the Mediterranean
Sunny spells and dry weather for Spain and Portugal on Saturday. More sunshine too for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia as well as Italy. Much of Greece and western Turkey will be dry too with lots of sunshine. Showers affecting eastern parts of Turkey through the morning.
Much of France will be dry with sunshine. Northern France is windier but should be dry overall. Windy with a chance of some more persistent rain in the northern part of the Netherlands. Windy and wet in northern Germany as well as northern Poland. Southern Germany and southern Poland should be drier and brighter. Sunnier and drier in Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Rain and wind arriving in Denmark by the late afternoon. The Baltic States will be breezy with wintry showers. Sleet affecting Finland whilst some snow showers affect northern Sweden. Norway will have brighter spells with snow moving into southern areas by the evening.
Another mostly dry and bright day for Spain and Portugal on Sunday though it will be cloudy in the northwest with showers affecting northern parts of both countries through the day. Bright and dry too for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Plenty of sunshine and a dry day for Greece and Turkey.
A band of rain will move southeastward across France through the day followed by blustery showers. A wet morning too for Benelux followed by a showery afternoon. Rain will move southeastward across Germany too through the day but it will be drier and brighter behind this in the northwest. A mostly dry day for Switzerland and Austria though snow and rain will reach the Alps by the evening. Drier but more overcast for the Czech Republic and Hungary.
A wet and windy start to the day in Denmark but rain will ease to leave a showery afternoon. A mostly wet day for the Baltic States while a band of snow and sleet will move into southern Finland by the late afternoon. A windy and snowy day for southern parts of Norway and Sweden though this will clear from the west through the late afternoon.