Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 12th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Windy, snow in Scandinavia, rain across southern Italy, Greece and Turkey
A dry and fine day across Spain and Portugal as well as the Balearics. Rain should largely clear Corsica and Sardinia but it will be breezy along the coasts here. Patchy rain across Italy will become confined to the south leaving northern areas dry. Heavy rain in Greece being confined to the south and clearing to the north. Turkey will remain mostly dry but northern areas seeing heavy spells of rain and thunderstorms.
A band of rain, sleet and snow will push from north to south down France, the Low Countries, Germany and into Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. Poland, too, will see rain turn to sleet and snow as the front passes from west to east here. Dry down the Balkan States.
A colder day across Scandinavia with snow affecting central and coastal areas of Norway as well as northern Sweden with some rain, sleet and snow moving into the far south here. Rain intially across the Baltic States before turning to sleet and snow. Southern parts of Finland will see snow falling too but the north should remain dry. Denmark will see rain in the south turn to snow on the back edge of the front as it clears then it will be brigther but cold with wintry showers pushing in from the northwest.
A fair day in Spain and Portugal. Corsica and Sardinia may have some showers. These showers also affecting southern Italy. The rest of Italy should be dry and bright with more sunny spells. Cloud and rain in southern Greece. More persistent rain in Turkey, snow in central and northern areas.
Cloud and drizzle in much of France, moe persistent rain north and east. Cloud increases in the Low Countries. Breezy in Germany with some rain in the north. Further periods of rain and showers in Poland. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be cloudy with periods of rain, snow in Switzerland.
Windy and cold with sleet and snow in Denmark. Further snow in the Baltic States and the south of Finland where gales will lead to blizzards in places. Windy over much of Sweden with periods of snow in central and southern areas. Cold and fair in Norway.