Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 19th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold and wintry northern Europe, warmer and drier Mediterranean
Dry with sunshine for Spain, Portugal and southern France. Chance of a shower for Corsica, but much of the western Mediterranean stays fine. Local showers may move into Sicily from the east. A few showers possible for southern Greece but many islands stay dry. Showery for Cyprus. Some rain and mountain snow for Turkey although western areas will be generally dry.
A fresh westerly breeze affects northern Europe, strongest over Scandinavia. Some rain moves into northern France, later the Low Countries. Meanwhile, Germany, the Alpine regions and Poland will be generally dry. Fairly high pressure over eastern Europe keeps things dry here with some frost and fog.
Heavy rain and snow for the west and north of Norway, later rain developing too for Denmark. Mostly dry across Sweden and the Baltic states. Some areas of snow will affect Finland.
Some showers affecting the north of Spain on Thursday. Fair for the rest of the country and Portugal. Scattered showers in the Balearics but long spells of sunshine too. One or two showers developing in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavier showers over central Italy, but dry and col in the north, drier to the south too. The showers affecting western reece although dry and sunny in the east. Fair for mot of Turkey although there will be a few showers in the west.
Cold with some showers in northeast and eastern France. Dry and sunny to the west. Cold and windy through the Low Countries and Germany with rain followed by showers, some of them wintry. Rain in central and southern Poland, but windy with showers to the north. Some rain and sleet in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Windy and cold with scattered wintry showers for Denmark, Further sleet and snow in the Baltic Stes and windy. Snow, some of it heavy for Finland, although windy, cold and dry for much of Sweden. Heavy and frequent snow showers affecting western and northern Norway.