Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 27th December 2020
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
High winds and rain pushing east across Europe and the Med.
Low pressure dominates across northwest Europe, and cold air moves into northern France behind a cold front, which brings heavy rain for several hours. Rain spreads southeastwards through France and into northern Spain. Windy across a large part of west and northern continental Europe, gales or severe gales in places from northern Spain to central France, Germany and the Alps.
Low pressure over the central Mediterranean brings heavy rain to southern Italy, Greece and the southern Balkan states. Elsewhere around the Mediterranean it will be dry with some sunshine. Fairly warm in southern Spain and Portugal.
Mild southerly winds affect Scandinavia, risk of gales for Denmark and Norway, plus heavy rain and snow for southern Norway. Snow spreads across much of Sweden and southern Finland. Staying very cold toward the far north.
Windy and wet conditions continue across many parts of Spain and Portugal on Monday with the windiest and wettest areas in the far north. Strong winds through the Balearic Islands with rain and or showers about. Italy will also see heavy rain push across the country and brisk winds. Showers or longer spells of rain affecting Greece as well as Turkey.
Unsettled across France with heavy rain concentrated across more western areas with strong to gale force winds along the Biscay coast. Sunshine and showers for the Low Countries and Germany. Outbreaks of rain across Austria and Switzerland with heavy rain down the Balkan States. Rain in eastern Poland but largely dry elsewhere here.
Rather unsettled for large parts of Scandinavia as rain, sleet and snow sweep through many parts of Norway and Sweden. Mainly dry across Finland but with some wintry showers in the far north. A wet start for Denmark but it should dry up through the day. Showers developing through the Baltics and it will be windy here.