Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 28th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Rain and snow for Scandinavia
A mostly cloudy day for Iberia with showers for northern parts of Portugal and Spain. Heavy rain to the northwest later. Variable amounts of cloud for Italy with showers for western areas. Brightest to the north and south. Greece is mostly dry and bright while a band of rain, sleet and snow showers edges east across Turkey.
A band of frequent, often heavy, rain, sleet and snow showers works eastward across France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary on Tuesday. Brighter conditions with less frequent showers follows to the west.
A wet day for Denmark with gusty winds. Overcast for the Baltic States with showery outbreaks of rain for western areas. Wintry showers are prevalent across Finland and northern Sweden. A band of heavier, more persistent rain spreads across southern Sweden later. A brighter day for Norway with isolated wintry showers.
Further heavy rain moves in across northwest Spain and Portugal, whilst southern areas will be dry. A window of dry weather for France , although some rain and snow affects Alpine areas, into Switzerland and western Austria. Showery for western Italy, dry in the north. Showers too for the Balkan states and western Greece. Mainly dry for the Aegean Sea.
Blustery, cool and showery for central and northern Europe, with rain, snow or hail at times passing east across the Netherlands and Germany. Mixed conditions also extend across eastern Europe.
Low pressure centred over southern Scandinavia brings areas of rain and snow, with some persistent snowfalls for central-northern Sweden, plus southeastern areas of Norway. Drier toward western coasts of Norway.