Issued: 0530hrs Christmas Day 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Unsettled and windy
Rain and showers to come across England today. Wet and windy across France, Holland and western Germany with outbreaks of rain, heavy. Cloudy as well across Spain with rain. Dry and sunnier across Portugal. Cloudy but dry across the Balearics. Rain is forecast for northern parts of Italy with the south fair and dry. Heavy outbreaks of snow are forecast across Norway, Sweden, southern Finland and Russia. Snow changes to rain across the Baltic States with sleet across Belarus. Dry across the Ukraine, Romania, the Czech Republic and the former Yugoslavia. Dry and sunny across Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Dry across Poland and eastern parts of Germany. Dry across Denmark but cloudy. Gales are expected across northern Europe with a strong west wind in the Straits of Gibraltar.
Continued windy across northern Europe today. A strong mistral is also expected across southern France with gusty winds in the central Mediterranean and into the Black Sea. Mainly dry across England and northern parts of France. An area of rain is expected from southern Sweden into Denmark, Germany into southern France, Austria and northern Italy. Rain too to come across Corsica and Sardinia. Cold with snow across Norway, northern Sweden, Finland and Russia. More rain to come across the Baltic States. Mostly dry across Poland, Belarus, Hungry and Austria. Rain is forecast for eastern parts of the Ukraine with the west dry. Dry across Romania, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. A dry day for southern Italy. A better day too across Spain and Portugal with sunny spells. Heavy snow is expected over the Alps today.