Daily Briefing 18 Feb 2013

Good Morning! Welcome to our daily briefing for Monday 18 February 2013. Not much to report today.

For the latest and breaking news please see our Twitter feed @DriveEurope, see right.

Fog in the Ardennes, Belgium. Not unusual. The weather in the forested part of eastern Belgium is notoriously quick to arrive and slow to leave. Visitors may be alarmed, the locals carry on oblivious. E25 south from Liege in eastern Belgium towards Luxembourg, May 2012.

Fog in the Ardennes, Belgium. The weather in eastern Belgium is notoriously quick to arrive and slow to leave. Visitors may be alarmed, the locals carry on oblivious. E25 south from Liege in eastern Belgium towards Luxembourg, May 2012.

WEATHER

No severe weather warnings in Europe for today. For the latest click here. For local weather click here.

Mild warnings over fog and snow/ice in Germany, Belgium and southern Netherlands, southern Norway and southern Finland.

Storms southern Italy; mild earthquakes reported in central Italy over the weekend, click for more.

Patchy fog across France.

Sunny only in Athens and Gibraltar, highs 15° C.

Winter sports – looking good for skiers in the Alps this week generally. For the latest click here.

CURRENCY

Figures from Friday 15 February, indicative ‘travel money’ rates from BBC. Guide only.

£1 buys €1.1350 – €1 is 88p – €5 is £4.40

For other currencies click here.

CROSSING THE CHANNEL

As of 08:30 GMT, all services running normally, for more click here. For the latest updates by operator click links below:

P&O – Condor FerriesBrittany Ferries –  Transeuropa FerriesEurotunnel

DFDS – Dover Strait – Western Channel – North Sea

TRAFFIC

For live traffic information on the following countries click the links:

Austria – Belgium – France – Germany – Netherlands – Switzerland

HEADLINES – BBC programmes hit by 24 hour strikeDavid Cameron on trade mission to IndiaCountry & Western star Mindy McCready found dead

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