Issued: 0530hrs Monday 18th March 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Best of the brightness across the Mediterranean; mixture of sunshine & showers elsewhere
Showers will affect northern parts of Spain as well as the Valencian coast. A mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells for the rest of Spain and Portugal. An overcast day for the Balearics with a chance of showers developing through the afternoon. A chance of heavy, perhaps thundery, showers developing over northern parts of Italy; drier and brighter in the south. A dry and bright day for Greece and Turkey.
A mixed day for France and the Low Countries with a mixture of overcast skies, good sunny spells and light scattered showers. It will be a rather wet day for Germany though rain will ease through the afternoon to leave a fine evening. Overcast with scattered showers for the Czech Republic and Hungary while the Alps will see further snow showers.
A mostly bright and dry day for Denmark while scattered showers will affect the Baltic States. Scattered wintry showers for southern Finland while a band of more persistent rain, sleet and snow will clear eastern Sweden through the afternoon. Away from the west coast of Norway it will be a mostly dry and fine day for the country.
A dry and bright day for Portugal on Tuesday but further light showers will fall over northern Spain. Heavy, thundery showers could develop over the Balearic Sea affecting eastern parts of Spain and the Balearics Islands through the day. These should ease by evening. A cloudy day with some scattered showers for central and southern parts of Italy, drier and brighter in the north. Continuing dry and mostly bright for Greece and Turkey.
A dry and bright start to the day for France and the Low Countries though a band of cloud will sweep in from the northwest bringing scattered showers through the second half of the afternoon. Dry and bright too for Germany though some light scattered showers could develop later in the northwest. Some light snow showers could develop for Switzerland and Austria though it should be a mostly bright day over the Alps. Mostly dry and bright too for the Czech Republic and Hungary though wintry showers are a possibility.
A dry day for Denmark though cloud will build through the afternoon. It will be breezy for the Baltic States with scattered wintry showers throughout the day. Overcast for southern Finland which will also see scattered wintry showers. Drier and brighter for Norway and Sweden though cloud will build from the west later.