Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Heavy rain and snow moving north across Scandinavia
Very mild across much of Europe with south to south-westerly winds in charge. Blustery with some rain for north-western Spain & Portugal, but much of Iberia will stay sunny and warm, 17 to 22C. Fair and warm weather across the Mediterranean, including Italy, the Balkans and Greece, with just a few showers threatening Crete. Dry across the Alps and much of eastern Europe, although a little rain is possible for Romania and Ukraine as a weak warm front drifts eastward.
Breezy but dry for France and the Low Countries. Highs 12 to 15C for northern-central Europe. Patchy rain for northern Germany and Poland. Fronts pushing into Scandinavia bring heavy rain and snow to southern Norway and Sweden. Fairly quiet around the Baltic, but some snow may move into northern Sweden from the Gulf of Bothnia. Widely sub-zero across northern Scandinavia.
A broad south to south-westerly airflow across Europe continues to bring very mild conditions to much of the continent. Some rain may move into north-western Iberia, but much of Spain and Portugal stay dry and warm, 22 to 24C in the south. Continued fair weather across the Mediterranean, with light winds - local fog patches possible. Warm sunshine for Greece , Cyprus and much of Turkey. Fairly cloudy but dry across eastern Europe.
Dry and mild for central European countries, widely 12 to 16C, or locally nearer 20C in south-west France. Local bursts of rain may affect northern France and the Low Countries. Much of Germany should be dry but windy. Strong to gale force winds around the Baltic. Heavy rain for south-west Norway. A zone of heavy rain and snow advances north across Scandinavia.