Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 18th December 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Breezy and chilly across northern Europe, fair to the south
Dry for Portugal and Spain with good spells of sunshine, although the sunshine hazy in central and eastern areas of Spain. Some heavy showers for the south of Italy, but dry to the north. Heavy showers in Greece and through the west of Turkey, but dry in the east.
Cloud and rain across western France, some of it heavy at times. Further cloud, drizzle and light rain in the Low Countries as well as the far west of Germany. More eastern parts of Germany will be dry with hazy sunshine, and it should be dry in Poland too. Fair for Austria and Hungary, increasing cloud in Switzerland.
Denmark should be dry with increasing cloud. Some cloud and showers in the Baltic States and Finland. Sweden should be dry with sunny spells, and it should be dry too for Norway.
Dry with sunny spells for Spain and Portugal. Staying mostly fair for the western Mediterranean and also through Italy. Greece is likely to be dry with sunny spells, and staying fair in the west of Greece, but some showers in the west and through Cyprus.
Cloud and rain across northern France, but fair to the south. Cloud and rain in the Low Countries and the north of Germany as well as northern Poland. Winds in the northern parts of central Europe too. More southern parts of Germany and Poland should be dry, and staying dry in the Czech and Slovak Republic as well as Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Windy and brighter in Denmark with a few showers in the west. Breezy with some showers or sleet in the Baltic States. Cold with some snow showers in Finland. Chilly and mostly dry for Sweden with a few snow showers in the south. Further wintry showers for Norway, where it will be cold and breezy too.