Issued: 0530hrs Friday 27th March 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Improving in the Mediterranean, rain to the north
Fair in Portugal and most of Spain with good spells of sunshine here. There will be some cloud and drizzle in the far north of Spain, this reaching western France. Cool in the Balearics with some sunny spells here too. More unsettled across Corsica, Sardinia and Italy with heavy showers here. Further heavy showers and a risk of thunderstorms in Greece as well as the south and west of Turkey.
France has rain in the far west but most other areas will be dry with sunny spells. A dry day in the Low countries with some sunny spells here. A band of cloud and showery rain passing east through Germany. The risk of sunny spells in Poland. Patchy rain in Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Cloud and some rain affecting western Norway and Denmark. Sunny spells and heavy showers across Norway and the Baltic States. Windy across Finland with the risk of some snow.
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal today, plenty of sunshine in the east and south. Cool through the Balearics but dry. Some heavy showers in southern and eastern Italy, but drier to the north and west. Heavy showers and thunderstorms for Greece and Turkey as well as Crete and Cyprus.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain in France and the Low Countries. Germany should be dry with some sunny spells, whilst western Poland is dry, but wet in the east. Austria and Hungary will be rather cloudy with some outbreaks of rain. Drier in Switzerland with sunny spells here.
Fair for Denmark with sunny spells throughout the day. Rain and strong winds reaching western Norway later. Sunny and dry in Sweden, although by contrast it will be chilly and wet in the Baltic States and Finland.