Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 2nd February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and wind north, warm Spain and western Mediterranean, turning colder in Scandinavia
High pressure will continue to strengthen across south Portugal and Spain allowing for dry and fine conditions for many although heavy rain will affect north Portugal and northwest Spain along with strengthened winds. Dry and fine across the Balearic Islands and it will be an improving day for Sardinia and Corsica. Outbreaks of rain across south Italy and Sicily will become more isolated. Staying wet across Greece and western Turkey. Drier further east here.
South France will improve first thing to allow for a dry day here but northern and central areas will see a front with rain push across, possible snow on its leading edge. Rain spreading east across the Low Countries as well as Germany with the rain falling as snow across northern areas here as well as the higher ground. Rain, sleet and snow will move in across Switzerland, Austria and Hungary through the day. Over much of Italy and the Balkan States will see high pressure build in here. Some patchy rain, sleet and snow across northern Poland.
With high pressure across Scandinavia it will be largely dry although an area of low pressure will bring snow showers through the Baltic States as well as eastern parts of Sweden and the far south of Finland. Dry yet cold across Denmark.
Showers across central and northern Spain. Rain affects western parts of Portugal. Eastern and southern Spain should be fair with the Balearics also be warm and sunny. Italy will have a fine day with more sunshine to come here. Staying fair across Greece with lots of sunshine. A fine day to come in Turkey too.
Periods of showery rain in the west of France but dry with some watery sunshine in the south. Feeling warm across much of southern France too. Wind and rain in the Low Countries and northern Germany, where there will also be a risk of snow. Windy in southern Germany, a few snow showers here. Rain for southern Poland, but some sleet or snow to the north. Hungary should be fair and sunny whilst Hungary and Austria will have some showers or outbreaks of rain.
Wet and windy for the south of Denmark, this rain turning to snow. The Baltic States should be mostly fair with sunny spells. Wind and cold conditions for Finland, a few snow flurries. Sleet and snow for the far south of Sweden but most of the country should be dry, although always a risk of snow flurries on eastern coasts. Fair, dry and chilly for Norway.