Issued: 0530hrs Monday 23rd January 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
More rain in Mediterranean, drier and colder in central areas
The very cold weather continues across much of Europe today with sub zero temperatures from Germany eastward. Rain, sleet and snow lingers near eastern Spain with western Spain and Portugal fair and dry.
Another day of strong winds, heavy rain and heavy showers across the Mediterranean. Rain and snow is expected across Italy. Expected across France into England, The Low Countries, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic into Poland. Sunny but very cold across the Adriatic region into Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria. Cloudy across Greece with rain, sleet and snow.
Fine and dry again across Turkey. Freezing rain is expected across the Ukraine with heavy snow across Russia, the Baltic States into Finland. Sunny and dry for Norway and Sweden today. Very windy across the Mediterranean.
Dry with sunny spells in Portugal and Spain. Staying cold in central and east areas. A few showers and cold again in the Balearics. Heavy showers in central and southern Italy, but dry to the north, cold again. Staying cold in Greece with periods of rain and showrs, sleet and snow on hills. Rain in western Turkey, some heavy, drier in central and eastern areas.
Variable cloud and cold weather for France. Drizzle in the east of France but drier in the west. Dry in the Low Countries and Germany and staying cold here. Poland will be remaining dry with a frost and remaining cold. Breezier in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland and dry too.
Chilly for Denmark with broken cloud and some bright or sunny spells. Dry and cold for the Baltic States and Finland. Sweden is going to be dry overall. Rain in western Norway and windy here as well.