Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 21st January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet and windy in central and western areas, showers in the east
Heavy periods of rain afecting northwest Spain and Portugal. A few showers in the east and south of Spain too. Rain in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy periods of rain and strong winds for Italy. Greece and Turkey should be fair with sunny spells.
France should see some bright or sunny spells, although rain and showers in the west later. Fair across the Low Countries. Much of northern Germany and Poland should be fair. Rain affects central and southern Germany. Eastern Hungary will be dry but western Hungary. Austria and Switzerland could see some heavy rain and a risk of snow.
Denmark will be bright and dry with sunny spells. Fair in southern Sweden and through the Baltic States but breezy here. Cloud and snow in Finland and northern Sweden with a risk of gales here. Further snow showers across Norway.
Heavy rain across Portugal and northern parts of Spain through today. Dry with sunny spells to the south and east. It will be windy with periods of rain and showers across Italy and feeling cold here as well. Heavy rain in the west of Greece but eastern areas should be drier and brighter. Turkey will be dry with plenty of sunshine and only occasional showers in the west.
Heavy periods of rain will be affecting southern parts of France but most of the country will be dry with broken cloud. Showers in the Low Countries and western parts of Germany, where is central and eastern part of Germany should be dry. Further showers will be affecting Poland and these could be heavy. Hungary will have scattered showers whilst Austria and Switzerland will have rain or snow.
Denmark will be bright with sunny spells. Outbreaks of rain affecting southern parts of Sweden and these will affect the Baltic states. Dry and breezy in Finland. Northern parts of Sweden should be dry. Norway will have snow showers affecting many western coast in the south, but it should be cold and dry in the north.