Issued: 0530hrs Monday 4th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings heavy rain and snow into Italy and the Balkans
Further scattered showers affect northern and western coastal regions of Iberia - these turn wintry over higher ground in northern Spain. Low pressure swirling around near Corsica brings further showers to the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and western Italy. These locally heavy. Staying dry and bright for eastern Italy. A band of heavy rain edges eastward over Greece and into the far west of Turkey. Showers follow for western Greece while the rest of Turkey stays dry and fine.
Isolated wintry showers affect France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria where it will be rather cloudy. Wintry showers too affect the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland though they tend to fade before an area of heavier and more persistent rain arrives from the south spreading across Hungary, eastern Slovakia and into eastern Poland later.
A fair day for Denmark, the Baltic States, southern Finland and southern Sweden. There will be variable amounts of cloud and isolated wintry showers. A brighter day for much of Norway, northern Sweden and northern Finland. Coastal showers affect the far northwest of Norway.
Showers tend to fade over northern Spain leaving a dry and fine day here and for Portugal. Showers fade too from the Balearic Islands as low pressure moves over Italy. This brings showers to Corsica and Sardinia and heavy outbreaks of rain and snow across much of Italy and into the Balkans. Staying dry but cloudy to the south and for Sicily. A mostly dry and bright day for Greece with isolated showers to the west while a band of heavy showers makes its way eastward into central Turkey.
Mostly cloudy with isolated wintry showers affecting much of France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. An area of low pressure brings heavier and more persistent outbreaks of rain to eastern parts of Slovakia and the Czech Republic as well as into Poland.
High pressure remains over Scandinavia bringing a largely dry and bright day to Norway, Sweden and Finland. Cloudier for Denmark and the Baltic States with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow spreading into Lithuania and parts of Latvia later.