Issued: 0530hrs Monday 5 December 2016
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Showers across the Mediterranean
Rain lingers across eastern parts of Spain with plenty of showers and rain from eastern Spain into the western and central Mediterranean. The rest of Spain and Portugal will be dry. Snow is forecast across Norway, Finland, The Baltic States, Belarus and Russia and it will be heavy with strong gale north west winds. With high pressure dominating, the weather will remain fine and dry with sunny spells across France, The Low Countries across the Balkans and The Adriatic Region but look out for dense morning fog patches. Fair and dry across Poland into Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Italy and western parts of Turkey will be dry and sunny while rain and snow affects eastern Turkey.
A strong anti-cyclone will be the main feature of the weather across a large part of Europe with a dry, settled day expected from France eastward across The Low Countries into Germany, Austria, Switzerland. A few showers to come near the eastern and southern coasts of Spain, otherwise it's a dry, sunny day across Spain and Portugal. More in the way of heavy showers are forecast from Sardinia into southern Italy and south into the Mediterranean. Cold but dry and sunny across The Balkans, the Adriatic Region into Turkey. A widespread frost to come across much of Europe with a risk of some dense patches of freezing fog. Outbreaks of heavy snow are expected across Russia and the Ukraine with snow showers across The Baltic States and eastern Poland. Cold but dry across Norway, Sweden and Finland.