Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 4th January 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine much of central and western Europe, rain and snow in Greece
A dry and bright day for western and central parts of the Mediterranean including Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Low pressure weakens over Greece and Turkey causing winds and rain to ease though some showers linger here through the evening.
A dry and bright day for France on Tuesday. A weak front brings low cloud into the Low Countries and northern Germany. It also brings light outbreaks of rain into Poland. Dry and mostly bright for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Winds ease for Denmark which sees a dry and brighter day. Winds also ease over the Baltic States though it stays cloudy with scattered wintry showers. Staying breezy for Norway, Sweden and Finland. Scattered showers ease for Finland leaving a dry and bright day here while Sweden also sees a dry and bright day. Snow continues to affect northern and western regions of Norway.
Plenty of sunshine and fair weather through Spain and Portugal. The Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia will be fine too, again with plenty of sunshine. Some fog in northern Italy, but this clearing to leave sunshine. Breezier in southern Italy. Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Greece snow in the north. The rain and snow affecting western Turkey, but fair to the east.
Morning mist and fog patches in France and Germany. These clearing to leave sunny spells and dry weather. Showery rain in eastern Germany. Fair for Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Breezy with broken cloud in Denmark. Some cloud and rain in Norway. Further cloud with outbreaks of rain for Sweden. The Baltic States and Finland should be dry with god spells of sunshine.