Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 14th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet and windy northern Europe, drier and sunnier western Mediterranean
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.
Rain in Portugal and western Spain on Wednesday. Eastern and southern areas should be dry with sunshine. Fair in much of Italy with more sunshine here. Greece will be wet in the east, but dry in the west. Wet too in southern Greece where some of the rain could be heavy.
Rain in western and northern France, this heavy at times. Drier in eastern and southern areas. Windy for northern Germany with rain here later. Southern and eastern Germany should be dry. Poland should be fair with good spells of sunshine. fair too in Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Windy and wet in Denmark, the risk of some heavy rain here. Gales through the Baltic States and Finland, plenty of rain, some of it heavy. Wet in southern Sweden with more heavy rain and strong winds. Colder for northern Sweden with some snow. Wintry showers in Norway, heaviest in the west.