Issued: 0530hrs Monday 25th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Unsettled conditions spread from the central to eastern Mediterranean
Patchy outbreaks of rain spread from the northwest across much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands on Monday. Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and Sicily too see patchy outbreaks of rain spread from north to south. This turns to sleet and snow over the Appennines and clears to leave a dry and fine day in the north. Rain spreads from Greece in western Turkey where it may be locally heavy. Showers follow for western Greece while eastern Turkey stays dry but increasingly cloudy.
Early snow clears from eastern France to leave a mostly dry and fine day here. Another band of patchy rain, sleet and snow arrives to the northwest later however and spreads across the Low Countries too. Snow for southern Germany while the rest of the country stays mostly dry but cloudy. Mostly dry and cloudy too with isolated snow showers for much of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Heavier snow falls over eastern Poland.
Mostly dry and fine for Norway and Sweden with good spells of sun for southern Norway. An area of snowfall spreads across Finland and into northeastern parts of Sweden later. Early wintry showers clear north from western parts of the Baltic States before an area of heavier and more persistent snow arrives from the south later. Mostly cloudy with scattered wintry showers in Denmark.
Scattered showers for Iberia and the Balearic Islands. These heaviest and most frequent over Portugal and western Spain. Dry and fine for Corsica, Sardinia and northern Italy while early heavy rain clears south from southern Italy and Sicily. Heavy rain and gusty winds spread into the Balkans and Greece then later into western Turkey. Staying dry and fair for eastern Turkey.
Dry and fair for France and the Low Countries though cloud thickens to the northwest later bringing partchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow here. Dry and fine for Switzerland while scattered snow showers affect much of Germany. A more organised band of snow spreads from west to east over eastern Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and into western Poland. A mostly dry and fair day for Slovakia and Hungary.
High pressure brings mostly dry and fine conditions to Norway, Sweden and Denmark though isolated wintry showers could develop over coasts. Breezy for the Baltic States with a band of heavy rain, sleet and snow spreading north through the day and into southern Finland. Cloudy over central and northern Finland with patchy snowfall to the north.