Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 27th January 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers in the Mediterranean, turning colder and windy in the north later
Dry across much of Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Rain and snow to affect western parts of Norway. Dry across eastern Norway into Sweden and Denmark with sunny spells but cold.
An area of heavy snow is expected across Finland, Russia, The Baltic States into Belarus, Poland and Austria. Cloudy across the Adriatic Region, Hungary and Romania but mainly dry. Rain and showers to affect Greece and the far west of Turkey with rain and snow across Bulgaria. Dry with sunny spells across northern Italy with rain, sleet and snow in the far south. Lots of heavy showers persist from the Balearics eastward to Crete.
Best of the weather today will be across Spain and Portugal where it's dry and sunny. Gales will affect southern France with gusty winds continuing across the central Mediterranean.
Cloud and showers affecting the north of Spain. Most of the rest of Spain and Portugal will be dry with sunny spells. A few showers in the Balearics. heavier showers in southern Italy, drier to the north though. A few showers in Greece, with heavy showers in western and southern Turkey.
Cloud, rain and wind in much of northern and western France. rain too and strong winds over the Low Countries and northern Germany. Breezy and bright in Poland. Fair for Austria, Hungary and Switzerland.
Gales and sleet or snow in Norway. These reaching Denmark. The Baltic States will be rather cloudy with some sleet at times. Cloud and some outbreaks of rain in Finland. Staying windy across Sweden with a fair amount of cloud and some sleet later.