Issued: 0530hrs Monday 3rd January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Warm and fair Mediterranean but wind and rain to the north
Staying dry across the Mediterranean with plenty of sunshine and feeling pleasantly warm for southern Spain and France, the Balearics, Italy and Greece.
Windy for central-northern Europe, with spells of rain or showers for northern France and Germany. Some more persistent rain into the northern Alps, snow confined to the mountains. Persistent rain for a few hours for Poland, patchy rain for Slovakia and Hungary. The Balkans will stay generally dry.
Windy for southern Scandinavia, gales around coasts with frequent showers for Denmark, southern Norway and Sweden Some clearer weather further north. Rain and some snow for the Baltic states. Finland and the far north stays chilly with snow flurries.
Rain affect Northwestern parts of Portugal with heavy rain affecting northern Spain. Eastern and southern Spain should be dry with some sunny spells. The central Mediterranean is also likely to be dry with some good defence of sunshine across Italy. Greece and turkey will be staying fine with more sunshine here throughout the day.
Breezy in southern part of France but mostly dry, what's the north of France will be wetter with cloud and strong winds. Hello country should become dryer and cooler although some rain will be affecting central and southern Germany. Dry for northern Germany with some sunny spells and staying dry across most of northern Poland as well, although again some rain in the south. Hungary may gave patchy rain with similar conditions in Austria and Switzerland.
A windy day in Denmark but dry. Staying dry and windy across southern part of Sweden. A few showers in the Baltic states and rather wintry in Finland with wind and snow. The snow may affect northern part of Sweden too. Chilly and mostly dry for Norway although some snow showers in the south.