Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold and wintry north, wet and windy south
A cold front moves across northwestern Europe, bringing heavy rain and snow to France and northern Spain. Rain and snow too for Belgium and the Netherlands. Southern Spain and Portugal will be dry with sunshine, but feeling cool in a northwesterly breeze. Southern France, the Alps and northern Italy stay dry until later Tuesday or into the night. Germany and Denmark stay dry. Low pressure over the central Mediterranean brings heavy rain and snow to southern Italy and the Balkans, also western Greece.
High pressure over eastern Europe keeps things dry and cold for areas near the Black Sea, the Czech Republic and Poland. Daytime temperatures near or below freezing. A few snow showers around Baltic coasts and in Finland. Snow and rain for southern Norway, whilst most of Sweden stays dry. Very cold across northern Scandinavia.
A wet and cold day in northern Spain with snow in the mountains. Brighter, breezy but cold in the south. Windy and cold with some showers in eastern Spain and the Balearics. Rain through Corsica and Sardinia as well as in Italy. Wet too for Greece with rain here, some heavy. Turkey will have rain in the west but the east should be dry with sunny spells.
Windy with snow in southern France, but dry with sunny spells to the north. Chilly in the Low Countries with broken cloud and some bright spells. Germany will be dry with good spells of sunshine. Cloud and some snow in the far south but dry with lots of sunshine elsewhere.
Bright and cold for Denmark should be dry and cold with some sunny spells. Mostly dry in the Baltic States although snow showers for Finland. The snow showers affecting northern Sweden too whilst central and southern areas are drier and brighter. Snow in the west of Norway.