Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 17th January 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy rain and gales in central Europe, wet in Turkey too
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal today, although there will be cloud in more northern areas of Spain. Sunny spells in the Balearics. Windy across Corsica and Sardinia with sunny spells and scattered showers in Italy. Greece is more unsettled with wind and rain, especially in the north where there will be snow on hills. Turkey will become increasingly windy with rain in the far west.
Windy in central and northern France with rain here. Scattered showers to the south of France. Breezy in the Low Countries and Germany with sunny spells and scattered showers here. Further scattered showers across Poland with cloud, rain and wind in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Sunshine and scattered showers in Denmark. Heavy showers affecting the Baltic States with cloud and rain or sleet in Finland. Heavier showers for Sweden. Norway will have showers in the west although drier in the east.
A fair day in Portugal and Spain on Thursday. There will be good spells of sunshine and these will be affecting the Balearics too. Scattered showers for Corsica and Sardinia and mostly dry in Italy. Greece will be fair with lots of sunshine, although a wet day with heavy rain and some snow in Turkey, windy here too.
Gales and heavy rain in central and northern France but dry to the south. Windy with further rain in the Low Countries and Germany, a risk of some severe gales here too. Poland will be dry in the east but the wind and raion reaching the west later. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will be breezy and cloudy with outbreaks of rain.
The risk of some sleet, snow and rain in Denmark. Chilly and dry in the Baltic States whilst a few snow showers affecting Finland. Sweden should be mostly dry and chilly with some sunny spells. Chilly in Norway but mostly dry with some sunshine.