Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 28th December 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Unsetteld eastern Med.
A strong area of high pressure positioned across central Europe brings plenty of dry weather, with a mix of sunshine and some local areas of low cloud and fog. Warm in Spain and Portugal, up to 20C in the west and south. Mild for much of France and Italy.
Chillier toward eastern Europe with a northerly flow here. Showers will affect the Balkans, with snow over the mountains. Snow more widespread for the mountains of Romania. Unsettled for Greece and the eastern Med.
A mild southwesterly wind for Scandinavia, with heavy rain for western Norway. Largely dry around the Baltic.
High pressure remains over central Europe, keeping things widely settled over the continent. Areas of low level fog may linger, but there will be a good deal of sunshine too. Warm again in the southwest of Spain, Portugal and France. An area of low pressure sits over the eastern Mediterranean, with heavy and thundery showers for parts of Greece and Turkey. Some showers also for southern Italy.
A brisk southwesterly wind affects northern Europe, pushing very mild air across Scandinavia. Heavy rain affects western Norway again, perhaps extending to northern Finland also, but much of Sweden and the Baltic states stay dry. Risk of gales.