Issued: 0530hrs Monday 18th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cold with snow for the eastern Mediterranean
Dry and fine for Spain and Portugal once again with the Balearic islands also fairing well. Any rain will soon clear southern and eastern areas of Sardinia and Corsica. An improving day from the north across Sicily as well as Italy with winds easing here. Rain, sleet and snow across Greece should slowly ease off. Cloudy but mostly dry across Turkey although rain will continue to affect southern areas.
Largely dry across France and the Low Countries. Cloudy with patchy rain, sleet and snow affecting parts of Germany as well as the Czech Republic during the day. Morning sleet and snow in Switzerland will soon clear but will continue to affect Austria throughout the day. Mostly dry for Poland although snow is expected in the far west later.
Staying mostly settled across Scandinavia although snow will continue to affect southern areas of Norway and Sweden. Largely dry across Finland. Denmark, however, will see rain, sleet and snow, falling heavy in places, in the morning, before clearing to the east later. Wintry showers through the Baltic States.
Largely dry and bright for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia. Cloud thickens to the northwest of Iberia with rain arriving here later. Largely dry and fine for Italy and Sicily with scattered showers developing to the west later. Early showers ease over southern Greece to give and dry and bright day here. These conditions extend into western Turkey though eastern areas see further snowfall.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain over northern France and the Low Countries. Dry over the rest of France with the best of the sun to the south. Breezy with outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow spreading across Germany into the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland later. Mostly dry and fair for Switzerland and Austria with some snow possible to the north.
Wet and windy for Denmark. Mostly dry and fair across the rest of Scandinavia. Some patchy sleet and snow into the far south of Norway and Sweden. Isolated snow showers also develop over the southern Baltic States.