Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 5th February 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Warm for Iberia; cool eastern Europe
A fair day in Spain and Portugal with plenty of sunshine. Staying dry in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers affecting central and southern Italy although dry in the north. Further heavy showers and cold weather for Greece and Turkey where rain could be heavy in the west.
Fine through France with a morning frost and then lots of sunshine. The Low Countries and Germany should be dry too, frosty at first and then dry and sunny. Breezy in Poland where it should be dry too. Windy for Hungary and Austria as well as much of Switzerland, a few showers here and there.
Denmark will be breezy with sunny spells. Dry in the Baltic States with sunny spells here. Scattered showers for Finland. Wintry showers in northern Sweden. Heavier showers for western Norway, these falling as sleet and snow in the north.
High pressure extends across western and central Europe, producing extensively quiet weather. Warm sunshine and a light southerly breeze for Spain and Portugal. A chilly start for France, the Low Countries, Germany and northern Italy with frost and patchy fog. Staying dry all day with sunshine. A brisk northerly breeze for southern Italy and the Balkans will feel cool.
Low pressure centred around the Black Sea maintains chilly and unsettled conditions for the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey and Greek Islands. Areas of rain and snow over higher terrain. Cool with showers for Poland and Belarus as a front passes eastwards.
Denmark and southern Sweden will be windy but dry. Some rain and mountain snow for west and northern Norway. Scattered showers around Baltic coasts. Chilly across the far north with snow and hail coming in northwesterly winds.