Issued: 0530hrs Monday 9th January 2023
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
High, blustery winds in the north.
A few showers for southern Spain, but drier for much of Spain and Portugal. A cold front passing through the Mediterranean brings heavy rain clearing to sunshine and a few showers for Corsica and Sardinia. Low pressure over Italy brings areas of heavy rain, also moving into the Balkans with mountain snow. Rain reaches western Greece, it stays sunny with light winds for the Greek islands. Also dry and fine for Turkey, Cyprus and near the Black Sea.
Unsettled through central Europe with areas of rain for southern France and Alpine regions, snow for the mountains. Brisk winds and showery in northern France. Showers for Germany, plus some heavier and more frequent rain over Belgium and the Netherlands. Rain then brighter spells for Denmark.
Heavy rain moves into southern Sweden and Norway, drier further north. Some snow for Finland, patchy rain or snow for the Baltic states, staying windy here.
Cloudier and damp conditions continue through parts of Portugal into northwest Spain though largely dry and fine through the Algarve and the rest of Spain. Dry with plenty of sunshine too for the Balearics as well as Corsica, Sardinia also north Italy. An area of low pressure circulates around thwe Aegean and bring heavy showers and longer spells of rain here.
A band of rain passes through northern France with brisk, blustery winds, moving into the Low Countries later. Generally dry further south. Windy though largely dry across Germany, rain though in the west by late afternoon. Largely dry though breezy across Switzerland and Austria. Lingering lighter rain across far eastern regions of Poland, otherwise dry.
Dry and largely fine for Denmark but cloud building later and winds strengthening. Snow across central and northern regions of Sweden and Norway. Drier further south though windy in places. A mix of rain, sleet and snow across Finland with blustery winds creating some drifting over the higher ground. Breezy but largely dry through the Baltic States.