Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 8th February 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold in central and northern Europe, some rain to the south
A fair day for Portugal and Spain with good spells of sunshine for many. Cloudier in eastern Spain with strong winds and a risk of some rain. Wet for the balearics, cold and windy too. Broken cloud for Italy but mostly dry. Greece should be dry with sunny spells, whilst Turkey has showers in the west.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow in central and southern France. Brighter and mostly dry in northern France. The Low Countries will be cold with broken cloud and some sunny spells. Dry too in Germany and feeling cold here, again with bright spells. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will have broken cloud and should be mostly dry, although some rain and snow affect Switzerland.
Cloudy with outbreaks of drizzle and snow in Denmark. Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain in the Baltic States. More cloud and some outbreaks of rain in southern Norway as well as southern Sweden. The north of Sweden and Norway will be dry with sunny spells.
Cloud and rain for Portugal and northwest Spain on Thursday. Dry over central and eastern Spain with some welcome sunshine here. A wet and windy day in Corsica and Sardinia as well as Italy. Greece will be dry with sunny spells and despite being cold Turkey should be dry overall too.
Dry for France with some bright weather. Cold for the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland as a southeast wind sets in. Dry across Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Dry and cold for Denmark through the day. Staying dry with sunshine in the Baltic States. Finland should be dry and bright too as well as being cold. Dry weather across most of northern Sweden and the north of Norway. Southern Norway and southern Sweden having more cloud and some showers at times.