Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 5th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Turning windy in northwest Europe with heavy showers through the Med.
Showers again affecting northwest Portugal on Wednesday. A few showers over northern parts of Spain. Dry for other areas with lots of sunshine. Balearics will see some thundery periods of rain here. Unsettled across much of central and northern Italy with heavy showers. Southern Italy should be dry with some sunny spells. Greece and Turkey should be dry with some sunshine here, although some showers may affect southern coasts of Turkey.
A ridge of high-pressure brings fair conditions across much of western and northern France. Rain in the east and south with a strong Mistral wind blowing. Windy and cold through the low countries and Germany, some wintry showers in the north. More persistent rain passing east through Poland. Heavy rain, sleet and snow will affect Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Windy and cold through Denmark. Some snow affects the Baltic states with some snow showers in Finland. Set and windy across Sweden and feeling cold here. Frequent snow showers for much of northern and western Norway where some of the showers will be heavy at times.
Largely dry and fine through much of Spain, although still cloudier with patchy rain in the very far northwest here. Some showers affecting the Balearics but a better day here. Thundery showers across Corsica and Sardinia as well as central and southern Italy. Heavy showers also down the Balkans. Largely dry for Greece but some showers affecting eastern Turkish coasts again.
Much of France will be dry and fine though cloud will increase across the northand west with rain moving in here later. Cloud and strengthening winds across the Low Countries and northern Germany with some patchy rain here to start but it should remain mostly dry. Dry for much of the rest of Europe though a few scattered showers across northeast Poland.
Largely dry with sunny spells across Norway and Sweden though some patchy rain, sleet and snow in the far north. Windy with some patchy rain across Finland and the Baltics. Largely dry but winds strengthening across Denmark.