Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 6th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind in the west, drier and brighter to the east
A band of heavy rain will sweep eastward across Iberia through the day followed by scattered showers and sunny spells. The east coast of Spain should stay dry. An overcast but dry day for the Balearics while Corsica and Sardinia will start the day bright it will cloud over through the afternoon. A bright and mostly dry day for Italy, Greece and Turkey though showers could impact far northern regions of Italy and Turkey at times.
It will be a very wet day for northwestern France and the Cote d'Azur. The rest of the country will be overcast. Wet too for the Low Countries and northwestern Germany. Staying mostly dry but overcast in Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Another wet and breezy day for Denmark while, after a bright start, it will turn cloudy for the Baltic States. Bright and mostly dry for Finland though western areas could see some snow showers. After a dry start to the day skies will cloud over and a band of rain and snow will sweep northward into southern parts of Sweden and Norway through the afternoon.
Showers in western Portugal and northern Spain today. Drier through the rest of Spain with sunny spells. The Balearics will be dry and sunny as will be Corsica and Sardinia/ More sunshine to come in central and southern Italy although some showers in the north. Greece will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Staying dry and sunny in Turkey.
Cloudy and damp for France. Rain affects Germany with strong winds to the north. Poland will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Hungary is going to be dry with some sunshine whilst rain and snow affects Austria and Switzerland.
Rain, some heavy in Denmark. Windy with rain in the Baltic States, this rain reaching Finland, with snow to the north. Heavy showers in northern Sweden, some rain, sleet and snow to the south. Cold with snow showers in Norway.