Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 4th February 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Dry and cold for northern Europe, more unsettled and milder in the south
On Sunday and higher pressure is likely to bring about some drier weather across the British Isles and up towards Scandinavia, but with a very cold north-easterly wind developing across much of Germany, Poland, Finland, Sweden, towards France and into the British Isles too. Low pressure, with sleet and snow is expected across far eastern areas of Europe, while showery weather dominates across Spain and Portugal, rather cold here too. Best of the weather across parts of Italy, where sunny spells are likely and just a few showers but even here rather cold.
Through into Monday and bitterly cold weather is expected across much of France, Germany, Poland and into eastern areas of Europe, along with much of Scandinavia too. Some snow flurries here at times, but equally a lot of dry and sunny weather is forecast. Cold and dry weather is expected to develop across much of the British Isles too through the day. More unsettled and less cold weather is expected to persist through southern areas of Europe, especially across Spain and Portugal where low pressure will bring rain and showers, perhaps with some snow on the mountains too. Showery weather develops across Italy while mainly dry and mild conditions are expected across Greece and surrounding countries.