Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 29th February 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair for much of central Europe but cloud and rain to the north
A fair day over most of Spain and Portugal. There will be lots of sunshine through many areas. This sunshine extending into France and the Balearics where it is going to be feeling very warm. Some cloud affecting northern France and the Low Countries, although sunny spells here too. Cloud breaking through Germany, although some cloud and drizzle in Poland. Hungary, Austria and Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
Fine weather for Italy too with lots of sunshine here. Staying cool across Greece although with sunshine. Another cool day in Turkey, with cloud and rain affecting the east. Bulgaria and Romania will have some showers in the west.
To the north There will be cloud and some showers across the Baltic States. A few showers for Finland too and broken cloud here. More cloud and some showers in Sweden, with fair conditions for Denmark. Showers affecting western Norway.
High pressure remains through much of central and western Europe through today. This brings plenty of sunshine through Spain and Portugal as well as France. However, there could be a few showers over southwestern Portugal. Dry weather through Italy where there will be lots of sunshine. Cooler and bright over Greece and Turkey.
Much of central Europe will be fine with sunny spells in the Low Countries as well as Germany. Some showers in Poland. Fine through Hungary and Switzerland as well as Austria.
Cloud and periods of rain passing through Norway and into Sweden. Fair for Denmark with some sunny spells here. More cloud and some showers or outbreaks of rain for the Baltic States and Finland.