Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 17th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Cold air sticking around across northern and eastern Europe initially while unsettled conditions move through the central and eastern Mediterranean.
Staying largely dry and fine across Spain and Portugal although more in the way of cloud and possible patchy rain affecting the far northeast of Spain. A brisk but now westerly wind through the Balearics but it should be dry here. Strong winds with blustery showers across Sardinia and Corsica pushing into southern Italy and across Siciliy later. Precipitation clearing to the east of mainland Greece but will still affect the islands. Rain, sleet and snow still affecting Turkey.
Rain, sleet and snow continue to affect southern and some eastern areas of France. More in the way of rain in the south. Germany too will see rain, sleet and snow push southwards with northern areas becoming drier. Snow affecting Switzerland and Austria with snow showers still down the Balkan States. Any snow will clear the southern areas of Poland first thing to allow for a dry and bright day here.
Largely dry across Scandinavia but with snow affecting the far southwest of Norway. Wintry showers also pushing across the Baltic States but plenty of dry weather here too. Cloud and some rain, sleet and snow pushing into mainly western areas of Denmark while eastern areas stay drier with the best of any sunshine here.
Dry and fine for Spain and Portugal once again with the Balearic islands also fairing well. Any rain will soon clear southern and eastern areas of Sardinia and Corsica. An improving day from the north across Siciliy as well as Italy with winds easing here. Rain, sleet and snow across Greece should slowly ease off. Cloudy but mostly dry across Turkey although rain will continue to affect southern most areas.
Largely dry across France and the Low Countries. Cloudy with patchy rain affecting many areas of Germany as well as the Czech Republic during the day. Morning rain in Switzerland will soon clear but will continue to affect Austria throughout the day. Dry and fine down the Balkans. Mostly dry for Poland although rain is expected in the far west later.
Staying mostly settled across Scandinavia although snow will continue to affect southern areas of Norway and Sweden. Largely dry across Finland. Denmark, however, will see rain, sleet and snow, falling heavy in places, in the morning, before clearing to the east in the afternoon. Wintry showers through the Baltic States.