Issued: 0530hrs Friday 8th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A deep area of low pressure will bring strong winds and heavy rain to parts of France, the Low Countries and Germany through Friday and Saturday while high pressure building across the Mediterranean will bring a spell of dry and settled weather
A fair and mild day for Portugal and Spain. Plenty of sunshine here although it may be cloudier to the northwest. The Balearics will be warm and sunny. Some heavy showers in western Italy, but overall it will be dry here. Greece should be fine with lots of sunshine too. Heavy showers in Turkey, some of them thundery.
Gales and rain in northern France. Fair and breezy in central France but fine to the south. Gales in the Low Countries and Germany with some rain in the north. Drier in southern Germany, Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Denmark will have rain and wind. Drizzle and staying windy in the Baltic States. More rain and wind in southern Sweden but drier to the north. Rain in southern Norway too although central and northern Norway should be mostly dry and bright.
Another mostly dry and fine day for Portugal and Spain though northwestern areas could see some light showers. Dry and bright too for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy on Saturday. Early showers easing for southern Greece to leave a fine day. A mixture of sunshine and showers for western Turkey.
Windy and wet for northern and central France on Saturday morning, drying up for a time through the early afternoon before heavy rain moves into parts of Normandy and Brittany through the late afternoon. Wind and rain easing too for the Low Countries and Germany through the morning to leave a mixture of sunny spells and showers. Showery too for Switzerland and the Czech Republic but mostly dry elsewhere in central Europe.
Another wet and windy day for Denmark while the Baltics will start windy too but dry before wintry showers develop in the early afternoon. A band of light snow will spread northward across Finland through the day on Saturday while it will a rather wet day for southern Sweden. Snow will spread north through Norway throughout the day.