Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 6th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Wet and windy across north and west Europe.
Largely dry and fine through much of Spain, although still cloudier with patchy rain in the very far northwest here. Some showers affecting the Balearics but a better day here. Thundery showers across Corsica and Sardinia as well as central and southern Italy. Heavy showers also down the Balkans. Largely dry for Greece but some showers affecting eastern Turkish coasts again.
Much of France will be dry and fine though cloud will increase across the northand west with rain moving in here later. Cloud and strengthening winds across the Low Countries and northern Germany with some patchy rain here to start but it should remain mostly dry. Dry for much of the rest of Europe though a few scattered showers across northeast Poland.
Largely dry with sunny spells across Norway and Sweden though some patchy rain, sleet and snow in the far north. Windy with some patchy rain across Finland and the Baltics. Largely dry but winds strengthening across Denmark.
Some rain will push across northern regions of Spain but will ease later. Largely dry and fine elsewhere here and across Portugal. Dry with sunshine through the Balearics. Improving across Sardinia and Corsica. Heavy showery rain still affecting southern Italy, the Balkans, much of Greece and western parts of Turkey.
Windy across France with outbreaks of rain through mainly northern and central regions as well as across the Netherlands and Belgium including Germany and Switzerland. Austria and north Italy staying mainly dry. Some patchy rain moving into far western regions of Poland but largely dry though breezy elsewhere.
Reasonably unsettled through Norway and Sweden as rain, sleet and snow pushes into southern regions here. Drier further north and across much of Finland though rather breezy here. Denmark will be windy with outbreaks of rain passing through. Some rain and sleet through the Baltic States.