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Europe forecast - March 08, 2021
Cold north & east
Heavy rain Italy

Issued: 0530hrs Monday 8th March 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan

Low pressure brings heavy rain to parts of Italy


Mostly dry and fine for Portugal while widespread scattered showers affect much of Spain. These heavy to the west. A band of heavy showers extends over the Balearic Islands, Corsica and northern Sardinia into central Italy. These will be locally very heavy. Dry and fine to the north and south of Italy while isolated showers affect western and southern Greece. Early rain clears eastern Turkey leaving a dry and fine day here.
Isolated showers fade from southern France to leave a dry and bright day. Cloud thickens and rain arrives from the north later and this extends into the Low Countries and northern Germany. Mostly dry and bright for southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland after early patchy rain and showers fade.
An increasingly cloudy but dry day for Denmark. Early showers fade from Finland and the Baltic States to leave a cold but dry and fair day here. Rain, sleet and snow affect northern portions of Norway and Sweden while southern areas stay dry. Best of the sun here too.


Early showers clear from southeastern Spain and the Balearic Islands to leave a dry and fine day here and for Portugal. A band of heavy rain sinks south over Corsica, Sardinia and central and southern Italy. Dry and bright to the north of this. Showers tend to fade over Greece leaving a dry and bright day here. Dry and bright for much of Turkey too though showers may affect southern areas at times.
Dry and fine for France though some patchy rain affects the far northeast at times. Patchy rain tends to clear from the Low Countries and northern Germany to leave a dry and fair day here too. Some showers for the Alps but otherwise dry and fair for Switzerland and Austria. Dry and fair too for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Dry and bright for Denmark and southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Cloudier further north though patchy rain and sleet over central areas tends to fade through the day. Some patchy sleet and snow for southern Finland and Estonia. Staying dry but rather cloudy for northern Finland, Latvia and Lithuania.

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