Issued: 0530hrs Friday 19th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and war central and southern Europe, wind and rain in the west
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.
Windy weather across France and mostly dry here with good sunny spells. Some heavy showers affecting Northwest France. Windy through the low countries and fair. Staying fit and dry as well as very mild across Germany and Poland. Hungary will be dry and warm with good spells of sunshine. The fair weather continues through Austria and Switzerland with more sunshine here.
Cloudy skies for Denmark with some drizzle and this will be affecting much of southern Sweden. A rather dull day in the Baltic states as well with cloud and some drizzle here. Finland will have more persistent rain and sleet, with some heavy rain and sleet affecting northern Sweden. Norway will be rather dull and cloudy with drizzle over western and southern coast rain and sleet in central areas.