Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 21st March 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool easterly winds
Unsettled over Spain and Portugal as low pressure brings rain and showers. More scattered showers in the Balearics. Italy should be dry with sunny spells. Greece will be dry with sunny spells and it should be dry in Turkey as well.
Fair in much of France with lots of sunshine, although windy uin northern and eastern areas with some showers. The Low Countries and Germany will be windy with sunshine in the north. Rain in southern areas, some of it heavy and this extending through Austria, Hungary and Switzerland as well.
Denmark will be dry with plenty of sunshine throughout. Further sunshine in Sweden with dry weather here. Scattered showers in the Baltic States and Finland, feeling chilly too. More sunshine in Norway with some rain in the far north of Norway.
A cool easterly wind prevails across central Europe, whilst pressure stays high to the north, and low in the south. Areas of showers for Spain and Portugal, most widespread toward the east of Spain and around the Balearics.
Showers and thundery outbreaks for Italy and mainland Greece, whilst the Aegean islands and eastern Mediterranean should stay dry. Areas of rain for southern France and the Alps, whilst northern France and the Low Countries will be largely dry. Much of Germany also stays dry, whilst some showers affect the Czech Republic. A risk of more widespread rain and mountain snow for Romania.
High pressure over southern Scandinavia maintains fair weather aroudn the Baltic. Fronts affecting the west of Norway brings rain and brisk winds to coasts and mountains.