Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 7th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
An area of low pressure brings heavy rain and thunderstorms to Italy, the Balkans and Greece
Showers fade over northern Spain and the Balearic Islands to leave a dry and fine day here and for Portugal too. Outbreaks of rain, with some thundery bursts, over Corsica, Sardinia and Italy though these tend to fade from northern areas through the day. Heavy outbreaks of rain spread over western Greece and the Balkans, drier to the east but still occasional showers here. A mostly dry and fair day for Turkey.
A bright start for France with isolated wintry showers to the east and south. Cloud builds from the northwest later. Dry and fine for the Low Countries. Early wintry showers over Germany and Switzerland tend to ease to leave a dry and fine day while Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic see wintry showers throughout the day. Drier for Slovakia and Hungary.
Early rain clears to the east of Denmark to leave a dry and bright day here. Rather overcast with frequent showers for the Baltic States. A mostly dry and fine day for Norway, Sweden and Finland. The best of the brightness to the west over Norway while cloud will increase to the east over Finland. Southern parts of Sweden may see isolated showers develop.
Outbreaks of showery rain affect the far northwest of Spain and far north of Portugal on Sunday otherwise it's a dry and fair day for Iberia. Dryand bright for the Balearic Islands, Corisca and Sardinia while southern parts of Italy hold onto to some heavy bursts of rain. Dry and fine to the north. Rain spreads across Greece with some particularly heavy and thundery bursts to the east. Staying dry for Turkey though cloud builds from the west through the day.
A band of showery rain spreads across France, the Low Countries and Germany with showery conditions following the inital band of rain. A mostly dry but cloudy day for Switzerland with rain arriving here later. Dry with a mixture of sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud for the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.
A band of rain and sleet spreads through southern Norway, Denmark then into southern Sweden. Wintry showers affect northern parts of Norway and Sweden and spread into northern Finland later. Otherwise it's a mostly dry and bright day for Finland. A cloudy day for the Baltic States with scattered showers easing through the afternoon.