Issued: 0530hrs Friday 15th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure brings heavy precipitation to the eastern Mediterranean
Showers in northeast Spain. Fair over much of the rest of Spain and Portugal with the best of any sunshine in the south. Scattered showers in the Balearics. Heavier showers or longer spells of rain across Sardinia and Corsica as well as the south of Italy. Northern Italy should be drier and brighter. Greece will have sunny spells. Rain and sleet in western Turkey with snow in the north.
Misty in northern and western France, this clearing with bright or sunny spells later. Rain and sleet in central and southern France, breezy too. Cloudy with some spots of drizzle in the Low Countries as wel as through northern and central parts of Germany. Cold with some sleet and snow in Poland. Austria and Hungary will be bright and cold with snow arriving from the north later. Some snow showers in Switzerland.
Cold with a few wintry flurries in eastern Sweden, dry for the rest of the country. Cold for the Baltic States and Finland too, a few wintry showers here. Dry and misty in the west of Norway, fog on coasts with some drizzle here later.
Dry and fine for Spain and Portugal. Early showers clear south from the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Sicily to leave a dry and fien day here too with good spells of sunshine. An area of heavy rain, sleet and snow spreads over Greece and into Turkey. Drier and brighter for western Greece later.
After a dry and fine start, an area of rain, sleet and snow spreads across northern France, the Low Countries and into western Germany.Dry but increasingly cloudy for eastern Germany and Switzerland. Snow showers affect Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. These merge to give longer spells of snow for Poland later.
Mostly dry and fine for Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Rain edges into southwest Norway and western Denmark later. Early snow showers fade over Finland and the Baltic States to leave a dry but rather cloudy day here.