Issued: 0530hrs Monday 10 March 2014
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Heavy Showers Eastern Mediterranean
It will be settled across much of mainland Europe today. Lots of dry, sunny weather will extend from Portugal through Spain across France into the Low Countries, England, Germany and Denmark. This fine weather also prevail from Poland eastward across the Baltic States, Belarus, the Ukraine into Russia. Windy and cold across Scandinavia with snow showers and snow affecting western parts of Norway while rain is forecast across eastern Norway, Sweden and Finland. Largely dry across the Adriatic Region, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania with cloud and sunny spells. Snow is forecast across Bulgaria. Today with showers across western parts of Turkey, and heavy rain in the east. Some heavy showers will also affect the far south of Italy, down through Sicily and around Crete. Central and northern parts of Italy should be fair and dry with sunny weather across Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearics. Strong easterly gales will continue through the Straits of Gibraltar.
The settled weather pattern continued across most of Europe today with dry weather and sunny spells extending all the way from Spain across into France, Germany, Poland eastward through the Baltic States, all western Russia and the Ukraine. Most of Finland will also be dry today. Apart from some snow showers around north western coasts of Norway. Heavy outbreaks of snow are forecast for northern Russia. Much more unsettled across southeast Europe. Outbreaks of rain will affect Greece with some sleet and snow in the north and across Bulgaria. Heavy showers are forecast south of Greece and eastward across Crete into Cyprus and western Turkey with snow showers across eastern Turkey. Most of Italy today should be dry with occasional showers from the Balearics towards Sicily. A dry day to come with sunny spells across England, Belgium, Holland and Denmark. Most of the Adriatic Region and the rest of the Balkans will also be fair and dry. The strong easterly winds will continue to blow through the Straits of Gibraltar.