Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 3rd January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Very wet conditions for Greece
Wintry showers continue to spill in over northern parts of Spain and Portugal. Dry and fine over central and southern Iberia. Showers fade from the Balearic Islands but continue for Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy where they may be locally heavy to the west of the Apennines. Heavy showers and outbreaks of rain affect the Balkans and western Greece while southeastern Greece and Turkey stay dry and fine.
A front moving north brings patchy outbreaks of sleet and snow to France, Germany, the Low Countries, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia on Sunday. Wintry showers fade over Switzerland and Austria to leave a dry and fair day in the Alps.
Showers fade over Denmark, Finland and the Baltic States as high pressure builds to leave a fine and dry day here. Dry and fine for much of Sweden and Norway though some showers may develop later over northwest Norway.
Further showers affect northern and western coastal regions of Iberia - these turn wintry over higher ground in northern Spain. Low pressure swirling around near Corsica brings further showers to the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and western Italy. These locally heavy. Staying dry and bright for eastern Italy. A band of heavy rain edges eastward over Greece and into the far west of Turkey. Showers follow for western Greece while the rest of Turkey stays dry and fine.
Isolated wintry showers affect France, the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria where it will be rather cloudy. Wintry showers too affect the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland though the tend to fade before an area of heavier and more persistent rain arrives from the south spreading across Hungary, eastern Slovakia and into eastern Poland later.
A fair day for Denmark, the Baltic States, southern Finland and southern Sweden. There will be variable amounts of cloud and isolated wintry showers. A brighter day for much of Norway, northern Sweden and northern Finland. Coastal showers affect the far northwest of Norway.