Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 12th March 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
High pressure dominant across Europe
Warm sunshine today for Portugal and much of Spain. Breezy and the risk of catching a thundery shower on the south coast of Spain and in the Balearics. Italy is also dry with plenty of sunshine, again with the risk of a shower in the south. One or two showers in Greece and Turkey along with a fresh northerly breeze, but also plenty of dry, sunny weather. High pressure positioned over central Europe brings extensive dry weather, with lots of sunshine. Mild temperatures in France, Germany and Denmark, whilst the fine weather extends through the Alps in Switzerland and Austria. A brisk westerly breeze in Norway brings rain and snow to the northern coast. Also breezy but dry in Sweden and Finland.
High pressure continues to bring plenty of dry weather to continental Europe on Thursday. Again there is the risk of some thundery showers in the south of Spain, but much of Iberia is dry with sunshine. Dry with light winds in Italy. Plenty of sunshine for Greece and Turkey, although breezy. France, Switzerland, Austria and Germany also continue to see dry and sunny conditions and it will feel mild. Breezy across Scandinavia, with a cold front bringing rain and snow to the north and west of Norway, strong winds in the far north. Rain also spreads into northern Sweden and Finland.