Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 22nd December 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings mixed conditions across Europe
Scattered showers affect northern parts of Spain and Portugal but it's a dry and sunny day to the south and for the Balearic Islands. Heavy rain and strong winds clear to the east from Corsica, Sardinia and Italy leaving a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. Heavy rain and strong winds affect much of Greece through the day on Sunday and reach western Turkey later.
Scattered showers, outbreaks of rain and a strong breeze for France on Sunday. The heaviest rain to the east and south. Showery outbreaks of rain also affecting the Low Countries and much of Germany with the exception of the far east where it stays dry but cloudy. Outbreaks of snow and rain for Switzerland, Austria and Hungary too on Sunday.
An overcast day for Denmark and the Baltic States with showery outbreaks of rain. Light sleet and snow showers for Finland and northern Sweden while southern parts of Sweden stay dry with some spells of sunshine. Isolated showers of sleet and snow affect western and southern parts of Norway.
A few scattered showers for northern Portugal and northwest Spain on Monday but it's a mostly dry and fair day for Iberia with the best of the sun to the east and southeast. Sunny and dry for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia and for Italy too after rain clears away from the south. Outbreaks of rain continue for Greece while heay rain and strong winds spread across Turkey.
A dry start for western France while scattered showers affect eastern areas. Rain arrives for northwestern France later. Scattered showers ease for the Low Countries but affect parts of Germany through the day. Snow for parts of Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia while the Czech Republic sees some outbreaks of rain. Isolated showers affect Poland through the day before heavier rain arrives to the east later.
Rain clears to the north from the Baltic States to leave a dry but dull day here. Dull with outbreaks of rain for Denmark. Some rain and sleet showers affect southern parts of Sweden and Norway but dry with a few brighter spells to the north. Sleet and snow for northern Finland but drier and brighter to the south.