Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 16th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Cold air pushing down much of central and eastern Europe this weekend with low pressure continuing through the Mediterranean.
Dry and fine for Spain and Portugal. Early showers clear south from the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Sicily to leave a dry and fien day here too with good spells of sunshine. An area of heavy rain, sleet and snow spreads over Greece and into Turkey. Drier and brighter for western Greece later.
After a dry and fine start, an area of rain, sleet and snow spreads across northern France, the Low Countries and into western Germany.Dry but increasingly cloudy for eastern Germany and Switzerland. Snow showers affect Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. These merge to give longer spells of snow for Poland later.
Mostly dry and fine for Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Rain edges into southwest Norway and western Denmark later. Early snow showers fade over Finland and the Baltic States to leave a dry but rather cloudy day here.
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.