Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 14th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold Mediterranean and eastern Europe, drier in the west
Fair in Spain and Portugal on Thursday. The Balearics may have a passing shower. Showers in southern Italy. fair with some sunshine in Greece. Turkey will be wet with periods of rain, but snow in the north. Wet through Cyprus too.
Rain and stronger winds in northern France but fair to the south. Sunny spells and dry in the Low Countries, but rain here later. Germany will be cool and dry with sunny spells. Cold in Poland with bands of snow showers moving south. Staying cold with snow showers in Austria and Hungary. More persistent snow across Switzerland.
Cold for Denmark but dry with sunny spells. Snow flurries affeting eastern parts of Sweden. Breezy and cold over the Baltic States and southern Finland with some wintry flurries. Drier for Norway and the rest of Sweden with good spells of sunshine.
Showers in northeast Spain. Fair over much of the rest of Spain and Portugal with the best of any sunshine in the south. Scattered showers in the Balearics. Heavier showers or longer spells of rain across Sardinia and Corsica as well as the far south of Italy. Northern Italy should be drier and brighter. Greece will have sunny spells. Raion and sleet in western Turkey with snow in the north.
Misty in northern and western France, this clearing with bright or sunny spells. Rain and sleet in central and southern France, breezy too. Cloudy with some spots of drizzle in the Low Countries as wel as through northern and central parts of Germany. Cold with some sleet and snow in Poland. Austria and Hungary will be bright and cold, some snow showers in Switzerland.
Cold with a few wintry flurries in eastern Sweden, dry for the rest of the country. Cold for the Baltic States and Finland too, a few wintry showers here. Dry and misty in the west, fog on coasts with some drizzle here later. Drier in the north and east.