Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 7th January 2023
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Unsettled with wind and rain right across western Europe.
A band of rain and blustery winds sweep southeastwards across northern and western Spain as well as Portugal. Elsewhere across Spain and through the Algarve expect it dry with sunshine. The Balearics will be dry and fine too. Scattered showers across western regions of Italy though a mostly dry and fine day across Greece and Turkey.
Turning more unsettled across northern and western France though rain should become patchy here. Dry and generally fine elsewhere here. Windy with outbreaks of rain across the Low Countries. Breezy throughout Germany, Poland and Czechia though dry. Mostly dry and fair across Austria and Switzerland and down the Balkan States.
Windy across Denmark, rather a lot of cloud about too even after rain clears. A mix of rain and snow through particularly southern Norway and Sweden, though heavy snowfall is expected towards higher ground where drifting is likely due to the high winds here. Windy yet drier across Finland and the Baltic States.
A more unsettled day throughout Spain and Portugal with strengthned winds and outbreaks of rain, though with many having dry periods. Cloud, winds and some showers reaching across the Balearic islands too. Heavier rain affecting Corsica and parts of Sardinia into mainland northern Italy. Drier with sunny spells further south and across Sicily. Largely dry and fine through Greece and Turkey.
Unsettled with wet and windy weather across France. Rain clearing eastwards but with frequent and heavy showers pushing in behind. Heavier rain pushes across the Low Countries, in to Switzerland and far western regions of Germany by the afternoon. Drier yet turning cloudy through the Austria and the rest of Germany where winds will strengthen. Drier yet windy across eastern Europe.
Rain, sleet and snow clearing much of southern Norway and Sweden moving northwards. Severe gales expected across Finland with rain and snow in the west here, drier further east. Largely dry across the Baltics but windy and rain moving in by evening. Breezy yet dry across Denmark.