Issued: 0530hrs Friday 12th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Very cold in central and northern Europe, heavy rain eastern Mediterranean
Fair for much of Spain and Portugal today. There will be some showers over the Pyrenees with some heavy showers or rain in the far northeast of Spain too. Cool with rain in Corsica and Sardinia, rain into the north of Italy as well. Southern Italy and Sicily should be drier with some sunny spells. Greece will have lots of sunshine and should be dry.
Breezy and cool in France, fair in northern and central areas but some rain, sleet and snow in the south. The Low Countries will be cold and mostly dry. Staying cold in Germany too and dry. Cloudier with some outbreaks of snow in northern and eastern Poland. Cold too for Hungary as well as as Austria and Switzerland.
A cold and frosty day in Denmark, plenty of sunshine here as well. More dry weather and sunshine to come in the Baltic States. Fair and cold in Finland. Staying cold in Sweden but dry. Some snow in northern Norway but dry and bright to the south.
Fair for Portugal and Spain with some patchy rain to the far northwest. Fair too for the Balearic Islands. Early showers clear east from Corsica and Sardinia while heavy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow spread from north to south across Italy. Heavy rain, sleet and snow spreads into the Balkans and Greece as well as into western and northern parts of Turkey.
Dry and fine for much of France. Cloudier with patchy precipitation to the far northwest. A dry and bright day for the Low Countries and Germany. Staying dry across Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary with good spells of brightness here. A more mixed day for Poland and Slovakia with sunny spells and wintry showers.
Cold and fine for much of Scandinavia once again on Saturday. Snow showers filter in to northwestern parts of Norway, some of which will filter across central Sweden and, later, into southern Finland and the Baltic States. Elsewhere it stays mostly dry, bright and cold.