Issued: 0530hrs Monday 11th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Conditions easing across the Med but there will be heavy rain and thunderstorms through the Aegean region. Colder for Scandinavia.
Lingering outbreaks of rain tend to clear south from Spain and the Balearic Islands to leave a dry and fine end to the day here. Dry and bright all day for Portugal. Patchy, light rain and snow lingers over central Italy and the Balkans but far northern and southern parts of Italy stay dry and bright. Pathcy rian still across Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy rain spreads into western and northern Greece and, later, into northern Turkey. Otherwise dry here but cloudy.
Much of central Europe stays dry and fine into Monday. Cloudier over northern France, the Low Countries, northern Germany and northern Poland with patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow. Dry and fine for southern France, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, southern Germany, southern Poland and Slovakia.
Low pressure west of Norway brings a wet and windy day to Denmark, southern Sweden and southern Finland. Rain turns to snow over Sweden and Finland. Generally a cloudy day over northern portions of Norway, Sweden and Finland with patchy snowfall here. A mostly cloudy day for the Baltic States with one band of snow clearing east through the morning and another arriving from the Baltic Sea later in the afternoon.
A dry and fine day across Spain and Portugal as well as the Balearics. Rain should largely clear Corsica and Sardinia but it will be breezy along the coasts here. Patchy rain across Italy will become confined to the south leaving northern areas dry. Heavy rain in Greece being confined to the south and clearing to the north. Turkey will remain mostly dry but northern areas seeing heavy spells of rain and thunderstorms.
A band of rain, sleet and snow will push from north to south down France, the Low Countries, Germany and into Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Poland, too, will see rain turn to sleet and snow as the front passes from west to east here. Dry down the Balkan States.
A colder day across Scandinavia with snow affecting central and coastal areas of Norway as well as northern Sweden with some rain, sleet and snow moving into the far south here. Rain intially across the Baltic States before turning to sleet and snow. Southern parts of Finland will see snow falling too but the north should remain dry. Denmark will see rain in the south turn to snow on the back edge of the front as it clears then it will be brigther but cold with wintry showers pushing in from the northwest.