Daily Briefing 24 Feb 2013

Good Morning! Welcome to our daily briefing for Sunday 24 February 2013.

* No Dangerous Weather Warnings in western Europe.

* Very busy at Channel ports today at end of school holidays. Listen to UK Ambassador to France’s radio show – see below. 

* For live traffic information in France click here. Currently one lane closure on A26 at LABOURSE, both directions, on-going roadworks.

* Snow shuts fast lane on most motorways in Belgium.

For breaking news please see our Twitter feed @DriveEurope.

Random pic: Calais, March 2008. Sudden snow. Was okay.

Random pic: Calais, March 2008. Sudden snow. Was okay.

WEATHER

Dangerous Weather expected in north eastern Serbia – high winds.

Potentially Dangerous Weather: on Spain’s north coast and along border with France (Pyrenees) – snow and low temperatures.

The whole of northern Italy – snow storms and high winds – and eastern Austria.

Montenegro – high winds and storms.

For the latest click here. For the weather-where-you-are click here.

Winter sports – for the latest BBC forecast click here.

CURRENCY

Figures from end of play Friday 22 February. Indicative ‘travel money’ rates from BBC. Guide only.

£1 buys €1.1300 – €1 is 88.5p – €5 is £4.42.

You get more Euros per Pound than Thursday 21 February. For other currencies click here.

Will be busy at ports today.

Will be busy at ports today.

CROSSING THE CHANNEL

As of 09:30 GMT, services running well. For the latest BBC Ferry Travel News click here.

* The Foreign Office tweeted on Friday: ‘Calais will be busy this weekend. Don’t arrive early for your trip back to UK by ferry/ shuttle, you’ll just wait!’

* The UK Ambassador to France Sir Peter Ricketts will be on French motorway radio on 107.7fm at 10:40 and 15:40 on Sunday with tips for drivers in English. Follow @UKinFrance on Twitter for the latest, or see official information here and here.

* Passengers on 13:30 TransEuropa Ferries Ramsgate-Ostend should phone 01843 595522 for a sailing update. A technical problem has been affected services this week.

* Travelling to the Channel ports? See @Burger_Ferry for the latest at Dover. See @M25_traffic or @TravelNewsSouth for the latest on the roads.

For the latest updates by operator click links below:

P&OCondor FerriesBrittany FerriesTranseuropa FerriesEurotunnel – Stena Line

DFDS – Dover StraitWestern ChannelNorth Sea

TRAFFIC

For live traffic information in the following countries click the links below:

AustriaBelgiumFranceGermanyNetherlandsSwitzerland

The Automobile Club of Luxembourg provides a run down of planned major traffic events here (French only).

Google Maps includes live traffic information on all western European countries.

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