Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 18th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and warm Mediterranean, colder Scandinavia and eastern Europe
Some rain in central Portugal and Spain on Thursday. Fair for the north of Portugal and northwest Spain. Fair too in the east and south of Spain. Warm and sunny through the Balearics and across Corsica and Sardinia. Italy remains warm to with plenty of sunshine here and these conditions continue into Greece. Turkey should be mostly fair although there will be some snow affecting northern coasts.
Heavy rain central parts of France maybe heavy although brighter weather with some showers follows into the west. Cloudy with further rain across the low countries and the far west of Germany. Eastern parts of Germany and Poland will be dry but cool. Dry and cold across Hungary and Austria, brighter in Switzerland.
Windy in Denmark with some rain later. Staying windy across southern Sweden. Cold for the Baltic states but dry with some sunshine. Remaining dry and cold in Finland. Northern parts of Sweden will also be staying cold but dry. Some rain and strong winds in south-western Norway, but dry in the north.
Rain will affect Northwest Spain through Friday as well as parts of northern Portugal. Most of the rest of Spain will be dry with some good spells of sunshine. Staying warm and sunny across the central Mediterranean including Italy. Greece will be dry to although there may be a few showers in the Aegean Sea. Fair for the west of Turkey but some rain in the east.
Wet and windy for the north-west of France. Most of the rest of the country will be fair with good spells of sunshine, although a scattering of showers could affect the south. The Netherlands will be dry as well Germany and they will be mild to with some sunshine. Western Poland will be dry and bright but there will be rain in the east. The Czech republic should be dry. Rain affecting hungry but dry in Austria and Switzerland as well as being mild.
Another mild day in Denmark. Rain affects much of central and southern Sweden. There will be some snow and sleet later in the Baltic states, with sleet and snow to in Finland. No way will have broken cloud and there will be some showers in the west although it should be mostly dry in the north.