Issued: 0530hrs Monday 18th February 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure continues to bring mostly settled weather to continental Europe though a frontal system will move into western areas bringing rain for a time on Tuesday morning
Rain continuing for Portugal and western Spain on Monday morning though this will ease as it moves eastward through the day. Staying dry and bright in the east. Overcast but dry again for the Balearics. Dry and bright for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey.
A band of rain will edge into northwestern France through the afternoon and it will be a largely overcast day across the country. Cloud building over the Low Countries after a bright morning but staying dry. Dry and mostly bright for Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Cloud will build through the day over Denmark eventually bringing some light rain by the early evening. A mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells for the Baltic states but staying dry here. A band of snow will move northeastward over northern parts of Sweden and Finland but it will stay dry, if a little overcast, in the south. Snow showers will affect western coastal regions of Norway.
A mostly dry and bright day on Tuesday for Spain, Portugal and the Balearics though a few light scattered showers may develop over northern Portugal and southern parts of Spain through the evening. Dry and mostly bright too for Corsica, Sardinia, Italy, the Balkans, Greece and Turkey.
A band of rain will move through the Low Countries and northeastern France through the morning but it will ease as it moves further into the continent. A cloudy day for western France but dry and bright in the afternoon for the Low Countries and eastern France. Rain affecting western parts of Germany through the morning and early afternoon easing to leave an overcast but mostly dry afternoon. Hazy sun for Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and Austria.
A dry day for Denmark with a mixture of cloudy skies and sunny spells. A cloudy morning for the Baltic states before a band of rain moves from west to east through the morning. Wintry showers for southern parts of Finland and Sweden while snow showers will persist for much of Norway with the exception of the southeast which should stay dry and bright.