Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 17th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Milder, drier east with rain in the west
Heavy bursts of showery rain spread across central and eastern parts of Spain and across the Balearic Islands. Drier and bright for Portugal and western Spain. Cloud increasing over Italy through the day with some rain to the northwest. Dry and sunny for Greece and Turkey.
Outbreaks of rain for France on Tuesday - these mainly focussed to the west and south where they may be heavy at times. Heavy bursts of rain reaching the Low Countries later. A dry and fine day for Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and much of Austria. A few snow showers for western Austria and southern parts of Switzerland.
Showery outbreaks of rain spread north across Denmark into southern parts of Norway and Sweden where they readily turn to snow. Showery rain clears to the east from the Baltic States to leave a dry and fine day here. Early snow showers clear east from Finland to leave a dry day here. Dry too for much of northern Sweden while showers affect northern Norway.
Heavy rain in northwest Spain with some showers in Portugal and western Spain. Eastern areas will be brighter with sunny spells and dry too. Heavy rain and showers in Corsica and Sardinia as well as western Italy. eastern areas will be brighter and drier. Greece and Turkey will be mild and sunny as well as dry.
Rain in southern France, some of it heavy. Drier in other areas of France with sunny periods. The Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland will be dry with plenty of sunshine. Remaining dry and fair in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Fair with good spells of sunshine in Denmark. Wind and periods of sleet and rain in the Baltic States. Heavier periods of sleet and snow in Finland as well as northern Sweden. Drier in southern Sweden. A few showers in western Norway.