Issued: 0530hrs Monday 13th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A deep area of low pressure brings widespread gales and stormy conditions to northwest Europe
A weak front, manifested as a band of cloud, sweeps from northwest to southeast across Iberia and the Balearic Islands. Staying dry away from the far northwest of Spain. A mostly dry and sunny day for Italy. Cloudier to the south with a few showers perhaps for Sicily. A dry and fine day for Greece and Turkey though cloud builds over Greece through the day.
Cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain for northwestern parts of France and Germany and the Low Countries. Staying dry and fine to the southeast. A mostly dry but cloudy day for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Switzerland. A few showers maybe for northern Poland. Dry and fair for Hungary.
A mostly cloudy day with scattered showers for Denmark and the Baltic States. Mostly dry with variable amounts of cloud for Sweden and Finland with isolated snow showers to the north. Outbreaks of rain continue for western coastal regions of Norway but staying dry and bright to the southeast.
Increasingly cloudy for Portugal and western Spain with showery outbreaks of rain later. Staying dry and bright for eastern Spain. A dry and fine day for the Balearics. Dry and bright for Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Cloudier to the north and south of Italy with occasional showers, these heavy to the south. Increasingly cloudy for Greece and Turkey with heavy, thundery rain and gusty winds for southern Greece and southwestern Turkey. Staying dry and bright for northern Greece and eastern Turkey.
Mostly cloudy for France, the Low Countries and Germany with some heavy bursts of rain for northwestern areas. Breezy here too. A few showers affect northern parts of Poland but otherwise dry and fair here. Dry and mostly fine for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia though there will be variable amounts of cloud.
Breezy for Denmark with one band of rain clearing east through the morning and another arriving from the west later in the day. Increasingly windy and cloudy for the Baltic States with rain arriving later. Windy for Norway, Sweden and Finland with a band of rain sweeping from southwest to northeast across the region. A mostly dry day for Finland as rain doesn't arrive here until the late evening.