Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 12th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair in central Europe but some fog, windy in Scandinavia with sleet and snow
Mainly dry for Spain and Portugal, warmest in the southwest. Patchy showers along some southern coasts and for the Balearics. Odd heavy showers for Sardinia and Sicily. Areas of thundery showers for the Greek islands with heavy rain and mountain snow for Turkey as low pressure drifts eastwards.
High pressure resides over central and northwestern Europe bringing extensive fine weather but areas of low cloud and fog likely to persist for parts of France, Germany and the Low Countries. Dry weather through the Alps and into Italy. Also dry across much of eastern Europe with chilly air across Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. Staying sub-zero through the day.
Southwesterly gales across Scandinavia brings heavy rain and mountain snow to western Norway, but mainly dry conditions for Sweden and Finland. Local showers for northern Finland and the Baltic states.
A fair day through Portugal and Spain, good spells of sunshine. A few showers over southeastern Spain. The Balearics will be dry with sunshine. More sunshine and dry weather in Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be dry with sunny spells. Greece stays dry with some sunshine. Breezy in Turkey, some heavy bursts of rain in the east.
More sunshine in France and dry weather. Fair too in the Low Countries and Germany with sunny spells. Breezy in Poland and dry weather with sunny spells. Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland with sunshine.
Breezy in Denmark with sunny spells. The Baltic States will be bright and dry. Breezy in Finland with cloud and outbreaks of rain. Sweden stays windy and dry. Rain and sleet with some snow affecting western and northern coasts of Norway, windy too.