Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 21st January 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Unsettled weather will dominate across much of Europe through Sunday and Monday along with quite cold conditions, especially in the north.
Into Sunday and not a great deal of change is expected. Low pressure will bring milder, wetter and windier weather across much of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland through the day, while low pressure develops across Italy and central areas of the Med, bringing heavy rain, thunderstorms and also perhaps with some significant snow to parts of the Alps. Cold and showery weather continues across much of Scandinavia, including Norway and Finland where it could be very cold indeed, while high pressure located just to the west of Portugal means further fine weather across Iberia where some of the best of the weather will continue to be.
High pressure continues to dominate across Iberia, bringing fine weather to Spain and Portugal. A build of pressure is also likely too across some central and eastern areas of Europe including Poland and Croatia for example. Low pressure will, however, dominate across Greece and surrounding countries bringing some particularly inclement conditions for this region of Europe, with heavy rain, downpours and perhaps some strong winds too. Milder, wetter and windier conditions continue to develop across the British Isles, while longer spells of rain move into Benelux.