Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 5th January 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold for Greece and Turkey with rain and wind in northern Europe but fair central areas
Fair for Portugal with lots of sunshine. Dry over Spain with more sunshine to come here too. A few showers affecting the Balearics. Italy is likely to be more unsettled with cold winds and rain in central and southern areas but drier to the north. Wet in Greece with some heavy rain, snow over the mountains. Wet for southern Turkey whilst snow affects the north.
France will be foggy in northern areas, but to the south it wil be chilly and dry with sunny spells. Fog may trouble the Low Countries and northwest Germany although the east and south should be brighter but cold. Breezy in Poland with snow showers here and these extending into Hungary and Austria as well as eastern Switzerland.
Denmark and southern Norway should be dry with variable cloud. Colder for the baltic States where there will be snow showers as well as a strong northeast wind. Chilly in Finland too as well as eastern Sweden. Western Norway will be windy and wet as well as being milder.
A fair day in Spain and Portugal with good spells of sunshine. It should be fair through the Balearics as well. Some showers or rain in central and southern parts of Italy. Fog affecting more northern areas. Wind and rain affecting Greece with snow on the hills. Further rain in western Turkey, the risk of snow on the mountains here but fine in central and eastern Turkey.
Fair across much of northern France, Broken cloud to the south and mostly dry as well. Fair conditions continuing in the Low Countries and Germany, although some showers affecting Poland. Breezy for Hungary and Austria with some spots of rain here, fair in Switzerland with sunny spells.
Breezy in Denmark and dry with sunny spells. Broken cloud for the Baltic States and mostly dry here. Finland should be dry although breezy in the west. Breezy for Sweden and dry. Cloud and rain as well as strong winds in Norway, gales in the north.