Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 7th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fair in much of Iberia as well as central Europe, some showers in the central Mediterranean
Cloudy at times for northern parts of Spain but dry and sunny elsewhere and for Portugal. Cloud builds over Corsica, Sardinia and Italy bringing light scattered showers at times. Dry and bright for southern Italy. Heavy rain and strong winds clear east from Greece leaving a bright and dry end to the day. Cyprus and much of Turkey continue to see stormy conditions with high winds and heavy rain. This turns to snow over the Turkish mountains.
Cloudy for France with occasional scattered showers to the west. Mostly dry and bright for the Low Countries and western Germany. Early rain eases over southern Germany but it remains cloudy here and to the east. Occasional snow showers affect Switzerland and Austria where it will be cloudy at times. Mostly dry and bright for Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Cloud clears east from Denmark leaving dry and bright conditions here. A mostly cloudy day for Finland and the Baltic States with isolated wintry showers. Mostly dry for Sweden though there will be variable amounts of cloud around. Starting dry and fine for much of Norway though cloud builds and wind picks up from the west with rain arriving through the late afternoon.
Fair for most of Spain and Portugal it will be fair and dry with sunny spells, although some showers affecting western coasts of Portugal. The Balearics will be fine with more sunshine. Rain in southern Sardinia, but fine in Corsica. Italy should be dry with morning mist and fog patches clearing to sunshine. Fair for much of Greece, breezier in the east. Breezy in Turkey with wintry showers north and east.
Fine for much of southern France with more sunshine. Cloud, breezy and some rain in the far north of France, with some heavier bursts in the Low Countries. Outbreaks of rai in northern Germany as well as northern Poland. Fair to the south, and staying fair in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Broken cloud in Denmark. Breeze with outbreaks of rain in the Baltic States. Breezy in Finland, some sleet in the east. Breezy and drier as well as brighter in Sweden. Rain, sleet and snow as well as strong winds in Norway.