Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 10th March 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair in southern Europe, wind and rain to the north
A dry and fine day for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia. Skies may turn cloudier over northern Spain at times. Early rain clears from southern Italy and Sicily to leave a dry and fine day across the country. Showery outbreaks of rain continue for Greece and western Turkey though these tend to ease and clear to the northeast through the day.
Rain spreads across northern and central parts of France, the Low Countries, Switzerland and Germany, reaching western parts of Poland, the Czech Republic and Austria by the evening. Ahead of this, to the east, the day starts dry and fine while cloudier skies and scattered showers follow for western areas.
A very wet and windy day for Denmark with heavy bursts of rain also affecting southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Brighter over northern areas with just occasional scattered wintry showers. A cloudy day for Finland and the Baltic States with scattered showers. Rain arrives over western parts of the Baltic States much later in the day.
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. There will be more sunshine in Italy, although some morning mist and fog patches.Fair for Greece with more sunshine. Turkey should be dry and sunny too.
France will have wind and outbreaks of rain in the far north. Central and southern parts of France should stay dry with sunny spells. Breezy in the Low Countries with rain here, whilst patchy rain affects much of central and northern Germany. Poland will have rain in central areas but should be dry north and south.
Breezy in Denmark with broken cloud and a few showers. Sweden should be windy to the south but mostly dry. That wind persisting through the Baltic States although rain affects Finland. Norway will have rain in the west but should be dry in the north.