Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 4th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold with some wintry weather in northern Europe, drier to the south
Rain affect Northwestern parts of Portugal with heavy rain affecting northern Spain. Eastern and southern Spain should be dry with some sunny spells. The central Mediterranean is also likely to be dry with some good defence of sunshine across Italy. Greece and turkey will be staying fine with more sunshine here throughout the day.
Breezy in southern part of France but mostly dry, what's the north of France will be wetter with cloud and strong winds. Hello country should become dryer and cooler although some rain will be affecting central and southern Germany. Dry for northern Germany with some sunny spells and staying dry across most of northern Poland as well, although again some rain in the south. Hungary may gave patchy rain with similar conditions in Austria and Switzerland.
A windy day in Denmark but dry. Staying dry and windy across southern part of Sweden. A few showers in the Baltic states and rather wintry in Finland with wind and snow. The snow may affect northern part of Sweden too. Chilly and mostly dry for Norway although some snow showers in the south.
Showers again affecting Northwest Portugal on Wednesday. A few showers over northern parts of Spain. Dry for other areas with lots of sunshine. Balearics will be more and settle with some thundery periods of rain here. Unsettled across much of central and northern Italy with heavy showers. Southern Italy should be dry with some sunny spells. Greece and Turkey should be dry with some sunshine here, although some showers may affect southern coast of Turkey.
A ridge of high-pressure Prince fair conditions across much of western and northern France. Rain in the east and south with a strong Mistral wind blowing. Windy and cold through the low countries in Germany, some wintry showers in the north. More persistent rain passing east through Poland and central Germany. Heavy rain, sleet and snow will affect Hungary, Austria and Switzerland.
Windy and cold through Denmark. Some snow affects the Baltic states with some snow showers in Finland. Set and windy across Sweden and feeling cold here. Frequent snow showers for much of northern and western Norway where some of the showers will be heavy at times.