Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 16th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure is bringing a mostly dry, bright and settled weekend to Europe away from the northwest and southeast extremities of the continent
A risk of some showers in Andalusia, Spain on Saturday but mostly fair over the rest of Spain and Portugal. The Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia will all be dry, sunny and warm. Plenty of sunshine too for Italy, although morning fog patches are likely. Fair for western Greece but some showers in the east. Further showers in southern Turkey and across Cyprus.
Fair for most of France with warm sunshine. It will be staying dry and sunny in the Low Countries and also in Germany. Poland will also stay dry with more sunshine to come. Hungary, Austria and Switzerland will all be dry with sunshine too.
Good spells of sunshine in Denmark. Fair for the Baltic States with more sunshine here. Windy in Finland but mainly dry. Some rain for central Sweden and for western parts of Norway too.
Cloud will build from the northwest over Iberia through Sunday afternoon bringing prolonged spells of rain to northwestern Spain and much of Portugal. Central and eastern Spain will stay mostly fair and dry. Some cloud developing over the Balearics but staying dry while Corsica, Sardinia and Italy will see more dry and bright weather. Mostly dry and bright too for Greece and Turkey with just a chance of a shower in southern areas.
France will be mostly dry on Sunday: cloudy in the west, bright in the east with the chance of some light rain for Brittany and Normandy. Dry, bright and settled weather continuing on Sunday for the Low Countries, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
A dry but overcast day for Denmark on Sunday. Starting rather overcast for the Baltic states too but brightening through the afternoon. A mostly dry and bright day for Finland while Sweden and Norway will be overcast but staying mostly dry.