Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 8th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A deep area of low pressure brings very unsettled conditions to northern parts of Europe
A band of rain spreads from the northwest across Portugal and Spain becoming increasingly light and patchy to the east. Cloud builds over the Balearics and northern Italy but it stays dry here. Dry and sunny for southern parts of Italy. A mostly bright day for Greece with isolated showers to the east and south. Rain and snow clears to the east from Turkey but a few snow showers may linger along the Black Sea coast. A cool day here with good spells of sunshine for most.
A weak front brings increasingly patchy and light rain across northwestern France, the Low Countries and into northwest Germany. Dry but cloudy for southwestern France and Switzerland while eastern Germany starts the day bright but ends rather overcast. A dry and sunny day for much of Poland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Becoming cloudy for Denmark with rain arriving from the west later. Rain and sleet also moves into southern parts of Norway. Across Sweden, Finland and the rest of Norway it's a dry but cloudy, murky sort of day. Similar conditions in the Baltic States after early snow clears from the east.
A fair day for Portugal and Spain: cloud to the northwest with a slight chance of showers, bright to the southeast. Bright and dry too for much of Italy though cloud thickens to the north giving some light showers later for northwestern coasts. A dry and sunny day for Greece with isolated showers to the southwest. Snow showers clear from eastern Turkey to leave a dry, bright and cool day here.
Winds pick up across France, the Low Countries, Germany and Poland while heavy rain arrives to the northwest later. Staying dry but increasingly windy and overcast for southeastern parts of France and Germany. Cloud thickens across northwestern parts of Poland and the Czech Republic as well as Switzerland but it remains dry here. Staying dry and bright for Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
A very wet and windy day for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Rain turns to snow over central parts of Norway and Sweden. Staying dry to the north. Mostly dry but increasingly windy and cloudy for Finland and the Baltic States.