Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 15th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
More wet and windy weather for northern Europe
A dry and bright day for the western half of the Mediterranean with sunny, calm conditions for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands and Italy. An area of low pressure brings gusty winds and outbreaks of heavy rain to eastern Greece, western Turkey and Cyprus. Becoming dry and bright for western Greece later, rather overcast with isolated showers for eastern Turkey.
Winds pick up and cloud builds over northwestern parts of France and Germany as well as the Low Countries with showers developing later. Staying dry and mostly bright for southeastern parts of France and Germany as well as for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
A cloudy start for Denmark with rain arriving later. Mostly cloudy for the Baltic States too with light rain affecting Estonia later. Finland starts dry but a band of sleet and snow quickly spreads across the country. Early sleet and snow clears to the east of Sweden to leave a mostly dry and fine day here. Rain arriving to the southwest later. Norway starts dry and bright but rain, sleet and snow spread northward across the southern half of the country through the day.
Cloud builds to the northwest of Iberia bringing isolated showers to northwest Spain. Dry and bright for the rest of Spain and Portugal. Cloud also builds over northern Italy later but it stays dry with plenty of sunshine for central and southern areas. Low pressure clears away from the eastern Mediterranean leaving a dry and fine day for Greece and western Turkey. Cloudy for eastern Turkey with outbreaks of rain and snow.
Heavy rain for northwestern and northern France, the Low Countries and northern Germany as a cold front sinks south. Rather cloudy ahead of this over the rest of France and Germany as well as much of Switzerland, the Czech Republic and Poland. Cloud is patchier for Austria, Hungary and Slovakia where there will be good spells of sunshine.
A wet and windy day for Denmark with some heavy outbreaks of rain. Windy across Norway, Sweden and Finland where bands of heavy rain will rotate in a general northeastward direction across the region through the day. Some bright spells between the rain. Cloudy and windy for the Baltic States too on Sunday with outbreaks of rain for northern and western areas.