Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 10th February 2024
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Unsettled for much of Europe, heavy rain in central and western areas as well as the Mediterranean
The day over Portugal and Spain starts with frequent showers, some heavy, but turning drier bright later. Outbreaks of rain over France and the British Isles, locally heavy, and windy in western exposure. A mostly dry start over the Low Countries, but soon rain arrives. Some patchy light rain over Germany, best of dry weather over the eat. Some early rain over Poland but soon it will become dry. Mostly cloudy over Denmark, southern Norway and southern Sweden with outbreaks of rain and hill snow. Cold but mostly dry over Finland and the Baltic States. A period of snow over Belarus and northern Ukraine.
Cloudy for Switzerland with outbreaks of rain and hill snow, this heavy in west. Mostly dry but rather cloudy in Austria, same for Czechia. Light rain possible over Slovakia as well as Hungary and Romania. Mostly cloudy over the Balkans, with heavy rain developing over western Balkans along with strong winds.
A low pressure system will bring unsettled conditions over the Balearics as well as Sardinia and Corsica with strong winds and heavy rain in places. Cloudy over Italy with heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms over coastal areas. Hazy sunshine in the morning for Greece, but cloud will thicken up through the day with some light rain in west later in the evening. Cloudy over Turkey but mostly dry. Dry and bright over Cyprus with sunny spells.
A wet day across Spain and Portugal. Showers some heavy in Corsica and Sardinia. Further heavy, thundery showers and loger spells of rain in Italy. Greece will be bright although showers in the west. Fair for Turkey with plenty of sunshine here and warm too.
Heavy showers in France, some of them thundery. Showers too in the Low Countries. Rain for Germany, passing east into Poland where some could become heavy. Further cloud and outbreaks of rain for Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Rain, again some of it heavy in Denmark. Windy and cloudy in the Baltic States, snow here later. Windy too for Finland and feeling cold. Some sleet and snow in southern Sweden but dry in the north. Cloud and rain or sleet for the far south of Norway, dry, cold and windy for other areas.