Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 5th December 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Mixed conditions over western and southern Europe
Showery outbreaks of rain for northern and western Portugal as well as across northwest Spain. This falls as snow over the mountains. Outbreaks of rain, these locally very heavy and thundery, for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy. This later spreads to Sicily and southern Italy. Showers ease over eastern Greece and western Turkey to leave a dry and bright day here.
Showers and patchy rain over western France while eastern areas stay dry and bright. Dry and fine too for the Low Countries and for eastern Germany while western parts of Germany see some cloud with patchy rain and showers. Breezy for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary with variable amounts of cloud. Further snow and rain expected over Switzerland and Austria.
Mostly dry but rather cloudy for Denmark, the Baltic States and much of Finland as well as for southern parts of Norway and Sweden. Wintry showers for northern parts of Finland and Sweden while Norway should stay dry and bright until an area of snow arrives from the south later.
Rain continues to affect northwestern and northern parts of Spain as well as western parts of Portugal on Sunday. This turns to snow over the mountains. Dry and fine elsewhere across Iberia. Very heavy rain and thundery downpours spread east across the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy, reaching the Balkans later. Staying dry and bright ahead of this for eastern Greece and Turkey.
Rather cloudy for France with patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow over western and eastern areas. Mostly cloudy too for the Low Countries and Germany with an area of wintry precipitation arriving from the south over western Germany and Benelux later. Further heavy snowfall is expected over the Alps while Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia remain rather breezy and cloudy. The best of any sun over eastern Poland.
Cloudy for Denmark with patchy rain over northwestern areas. Bright and breezy for the Baltic States. Breezy too for Finland and Sweden with wintry showers spreading northward through the day. Early snow fades over Norway to leave a mostly dry but overcast day here.