Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 12 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Staying Cold across Europe
A windy day across northern Europe and across the eastern Mediterranean and Turkey. High pressure remains the dominant weather feature across Europe. Cloudy today across Portugal with outbreaks of rain. Dry from Spain up through France into Germany, the Low Countries and into Poland with sunny spells. The weather remains settled and dry as well cross Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and northern Russia. Some rain may affect the Baltic States with an area of rain and freezing rain across southern Russia. Snow will affect the western part of the Ukraine with heavy snow expected across eastern Turkey. Dry across western Turkey sunny spells and dry up through most of the Baltic region and the Adriatic region. Fine, sunny today across Italy, Sardinia and the Balearics. More cloud across Spain today, but it should stay dry.
An area of rain will stretch from England down through northwest France across Biscay into northern Spain and Portugal for southern and eastern parts of Spain and across the Balearics through Sardinia into Italy it will be fine and dry with sunny spells. Most of France, the Low Countries, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic will be dry with sunny spells but also some dense morning fog possible. High pressure will also keep the Balkans, the Baltic States and the Adriatic region dry. Heavy snow is forecast for northern Russia the band of light snow southern Russia through eastern parts of the Ukraine into eastern Romania and Bulgaria. Western parts of Turkey will be dry but heavy snow is forecast again across eastern Turkey. Lots of heavy showers still to come across the eastern Mediterranean today and here it will also be quite windy. Cold but dry with sunny spells across Norway, Sweden and Finland.