Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 19th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showery rain central Europe and Iberia, better in the north
Scattered showers in northern Spain on Thursday, but fair for most of the country. There will be good spells of sunshine in Corsica and Sardinia as well as Italy. Greece should have good spells of sunshine. Fair in western Turkey, but some heavy showers and thundery rain in the east.
Sunny spells and scattered showers in France, but some more persistent rain in northern France. The Low Countries will have cloud and some outbreaks of rain, this affecting central Germany as well. Northern Poland will have some patchy rain. To the south it should be dry and bright. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland should be dry with sunny spells.
Sunny and dry in Denmark. More sunshine over much of Sweden. Scattered showers in the Baltic States. Dry with some sunshine for Finland. Northern Sweden will be chilly but dry. Norway will have some snow showers in the west but should be dry.
Thundery rain in central and western parts of Spain today. Further thundery showers for Portugal. Eastern Spain should be better with sunny spells here. More sunshine to come in Corsica and Sardinia as well as most of Italy. Greece and western Turkey will be dry with sunshine, but some showers affecting eastern areas.
An area of rain through central France, extending into Switzerland. Austria and Hungary should be dry with some broken cloud and sunny spells. Breezy for the Low Countries and Germany, a few showers in central areas. Some showers in Poland too.
Fair for Denmark with sunny spells but feeling cool. The Baltic States will have some sunshine but should be dry. Finland will be fine with more sunshine. A few showers in eastern Sweden although dry to the west. Norway will have wintry showers over western coasts.