Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 14th December 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Colder through northern and central Europe, showery rain in the Mediterranean
Rain in northwest Portugal and the north of Spain through today. Drier south and east with bright or sunny spells. More sunshine to come across the Balearics with a few showers in Corsica. Italy will have a few showers on western coasts but it should be dry to the east. Greece and Turkey will be dry with sunny spells.
Wind and rain across France and the Low Countries. The rain could be heavy at times. Cloud and rain in western parts of Germany but dry to the east. Poland will be breezy but mostly dry although some patchy rain in the north. Rain or sleet in Austria and Hungary with rain and snow in Switzerland.
Sunshine and scattered showers in Denmark. Wind and outbreaks of rain and sleet in the Baltic States, Breezy with further periods of rain, sleet and snow for Finland. Unsettled across Sweden with snow showers here. Chilly with scatered snow showers in Norway.
Periods of showery rain spreads south through Spain and Portugal. More cloud and showery rain in the Balearics. Heavy rain and strong winds in central and northern parts of Italy. Dry in southern Italy and breezy here too. Greece and Turkey will be dry with good spells of sunshine throughout.
Colder weather with sunshine and wintry showers affecting France as well as the Low Countries and northern Germany. Poland should be drier and brighter with sunny spells. Rain and snow across Austria, Switzerland and Hungary, strong winds here too.
Chilly for Denmark with sunshine and snow showers. Snow reaching the baltic States and Finland. Sweden will be breezy with periods of sleet and snow. Staying cold across Norway with wintry showers here.