Issued: 0530hrs Friday 27th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Mild west & south; colder eastern Europe
Plenty of sunshine in Spain and Portugal on Friday. The fine weather extends into the Mediterranean. Italy will be dry with more sunshine. Greece will be dry with more sunshine. Fair in southern Turkey but some showers in northern Turkey, these wintry.
The risk of some showers in southern France, fair in the north. The Low Countries should be dry with sunny spells and northern Germany is dry too. Wetter in southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria, whilst Hungary should be dry with sunny spells. Poland is mostly dry, but some showers in the east.
Fair for Denmark with good spells of sunshine. Fair in Norway with some brightness here. Wintry showers in the Baltic States. Finland is dry and brighter overall. Showers in Norway.
A strong area of high pressure positioned across central Europe brings plenty of dry weather, with a mix of sunshine and some local areas of low cloud and fog. Warm in Spain and Portugal, up to 20C in the west and south. Mild for much of France and Italy.
Chillier toward eastern Europe with a northerly flow here. Showers will affect the Balkans, with snow over the mountains. Snow more widespread for the mountains of Romania. Unsettled for Greece and the eastern Med.
A mild southwesterly wind for Scandinavia, with heavy rain for western Norway. Largely dry around the Baltic.