Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 10th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Bitterly cold central and northern Europe, wind east and central areas
Heavy periods of rain in Portugal and western Spain on Wednesday. Drier and sunny in the east and south of Spain. Fair for the Balearics. Breezy in Corsica and Sardinia with a mix of sunshine and showers. Heavy rain and strong winds for Italy. Greece will be fair with sunny spells and it should be remaining fair across Turkey with more sunshine.
Cold in France, best of the sunshine in the north and west. Snow in southern and eastern France with a strong wind here. Cold with snow furries through the Low Countries and Germany. Further snow flurries across Poland. Snow in southern Poland with heavier snow affecting Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Cold through Denmark, some snow showers in the south. The Baltic States will be cold and dry with sunny spells. Finland will be staying cold and should be dry. Staying cold across Sweden, some snow showers over eastern coasts. Remaining cold and dry in Norway.
More rain to come across Northwest Spain and Portugal on Thursday. Generally fine across much of central, eastern and southern Spain with lots of sunshine. Cooler across Corsica and Sardinia as well as through much of Italy, with some showers in the east of Italy. Showers also affect the west of Greece and these will be heavy at times. Fair for much of turkey, dry with lots of sunshine.
Breezy through France and cold to there will be some sunny spells especially in the south. Stain cold across the Netherlands with a scattering of wintry showers. Germany will have some heavy snow showers in the east but should be generally dry elsewhere although staying cold. Windy and cold across Poland with snow showers in the east, more persistent snow in Hungary. Windy and very cold across Austria and Switzerland.
Cold in Denmark with some bright spells. A few snow showers in eastern Sweden but generally very cold here and dry. Staying cold in the Baltic States as well as through Finland. Bitterly cold for Norway, some snow showers in the north here.