Issued: 0530hrs Monday 1st February 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Unsettled across central and northwest Europe while conditions improve across Med and high pressure remains over Scandinavia.
Rain will continue to affect northern areas of Spain and coastal areas of Portugal but it should remain largely dry elsewhere. Breezy yet mainly dry throughout the Balearics. Staying unsettled with blustery winds across Sardinia and Corsica with patchy rain across south Italy and Siciliy. Cloudy and wet for much of Greece once again today with west Turkey seeing rain and snow push in here. Drier further east.
An unsettled day across France as outbreaks of rain affect most areas. Windy too towards southern and western coasts. An improving day for the Low Countries while rain, sleet and snow push across Germany from west to east. Rain, sleet and snow will affect Austria and Switerland while progressively affect more of the Czech Republic. Largely dry across Slovakia, Hungary and Poland but turning increasingly cloudy from the west.
Isolated wintry showers and sunny spells continue across Denmark, the Baltic States, Finland and Sweden on Sunday. Snow showers will push into coastal areas of Norway but it should be largely dry elsewhere here with sunshine.
High pressure will continue to strengthen across south Portugal and Spain allowing for dry and fine conditions for many although heavy rain will affect north Portugal and northwest Spain along with strengthened winds. Dry and fine across the Balearic Islands and it will be an improving day for Sardinia and Corsica. Outbreaks of rain across south Italy and Sicily will become more isolated. Staying wet across Greece and western Turkey. Drier further east here.
South France will improve first thing to allow for a dry day here but northern and central areas will see a front with rain push across, possible snow on its leading edge. Rain spreading east across the Low Countries as well as Germany with the rain falling as snow across northern areas here as well as the higher ground. Rain, sleet and snow will move in across Switzerland, Austria and Hungary through the day. Over much of Italy and the Balkan States will see high pressure build in here. Some patchy rain, sleet and snow across northern Poland.
With high pressure across Scandinavia it will be largely dry although an area of low pressure will bring snow showers through the Baltic States as well as eastern parts of Sweden and the far south of Finland. Dry yet cold across Denmark.