Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 3rd March 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Chilly in Scandinavia with some snow showers, more rain in Italy
Pleasantly warm across Spain and Portugal with sunny spells. An area of rain will affect northern parts of Germany and southern parts of France with showers across northern France and rain across Belgium and Holland.
Cold and windy but mainly dry across Norway and Finland with snow expected across Sweden, The Baltic States and Poland. Rain and snow is forecast across western Russia with snow showers expected across Romania while rain falls across the Ukraine.
A dry day to come across The Adriatic Region and much of the Balkans with sunny spells. Some rain to affect western parts of Turkey with wintry showers in the east. A fine, mostly sunny day to come across Italy.
Fair for Portugal and much of Spain with good spells of sunshine. Cloud and some showers in eastern Spain as well as the Balearics. Rain in Italy, especially central and northern areas, some showers to the south. Fair in Greece and Turkey with good spells of sunshine here, and staying dry too.
Cloud and some showery rain in the far south of France. central and northern parts of France should be dry with more sunshine. Wintry showers in the Low Countries and in northern Germany as well as through Poland. Austria. Hungary and Switzerland will be rather cloudy with further spots of rain and sleet.
Heavier showers with sleet and snow through Denmark. Cloud and some wintry showers in the Baltic States. More persistent snow over much of Finland. Snow showers for southern Sweden but drier to the north. A cold and bright day in Norway, some wintry showers to the north.