Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 8th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind through central and northern Europe, further rain in Greece, Italy and Turkey
A better day across Portugal and Spain, feeling pleasantly warm at times with light winds. A dry day for the Balearics too, with a few showers still affecting parts of Sardinia, although easing off through the afternoon. Corsica stays largely dry and fine. Heavy rain or showers affecting southern Italy and the Balkans through Saturday. Remaining unsettled with rain at times for Greece and Turkey.
Some rain pushes into southern and western parts of France with strengthening winds. The rain will affect the Netherlands and Belgium too for a time, pushing eastwards across Germany through the evening. Staying drier across eastern Germany and Poland and slightly milder. A few showers at first across Switzerland and Austria, although a generally dry day for most here.
A drier day across Denmark and southern parts of Scandinavia, although a band of rain arrives here later in the evening. Some sleet or snow pushes northwards across Finland through Saturday, and some sleet or snow showers across the Baltic states at times.
Some heavy showers affecting the north of Spain on Sunday. Fair for the rest of Portugal and Spain though. Some sunshine in the Balearics and dry. Chilly an unsettled in Italy with some heavy periods of rain here. Showers and rain affecting western Greece. Wet for western and southern Turkey with some heavy rain here.
Wet across western, central and southern France. Rain may be heavy bat times. Showers in the Low Countries, some of them heavy. Showers for northern Germany and Poland. Rain affecting Austria and Hungary and this will be heavy in western Switzerland.
Cloudy and damp for Denmark. Fair in the Baltic States although chilly. Chilly conditions too in Finland as well as much of central and northern Sweden. Norway will be dry with some sunshine.