Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 7 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Heavy Snow in East
It will be cold, windy and wintry across much of central and eastern Europe today with further outbreaks of snow expected across Germany, Denmark, Austria, parts of Poland and it becomes heavier across the Baltic States into Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia. Heavy snow showers will affect western parts of Norway with eastern Norway, dry. Cold but sunny across Sweden with snow expected across Finland. Some heavy snow showers will affect northern parts of Romania with the south dry and a few wintry showers may also affect the Czech Republic, but mainly dry across Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. A few rain showers are possible around the coasts of Greece otherwise mostly sunny and dry across mainland Greece. Some rain and snow is forecast for the extreme western part of Turkey with most of Turkey fair and dry. Cloudy across Belgium and Holland with outbreaks of rain. It remains settled and sunny across most of Portugal, Spain and across the Balearics into Italy. Fine as well across most of France.
Continued cold across much of Europe and will be quite windy across Britain through the Low Countries into northern Germany. Mainly dry across England and much of France, Belgium and Belgium today. There is a risk of heavy snow across Norway and northern Sweden. Heavy rain and freezing rain into southern Sweden and outbreaks of rain are expected across Denmark into northern half of Germany. Mainly dry across southern Germany and across the Alps into Austria, the Czech Republic and across much of the Balkans and the Adriatic region. Expect a mix of rain and snow across western parts of Poland with eastern Poland dry. Cold but dry across Finland. Outbreaks of snow expected across Russia, the Baltic States into Belarus and the northern part of the Ukraine where it will be quite heavy. Lots of heavy rain and snow showers across the Black Sea into northern parts of Turkey with outbreaks of rain and snow expected across eastern Turkey. Dry across Greece and across into Italy with a few showers around Corsica and Sardinia. Rather chilly but it continues dry and mostly sunny across Portugal and Spain.