Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 26th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and snow in the east, fair in central areas
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.
Mostly dry for Spain and Portugal. Best of the sunshine in central and southern areas. Fair for much of the western Mediterranean too. A morning frost in central Italy then fine throughout the day. Few showers in western GreeceRain for the west of France. Dry in the east ad bright too with sunny spells. A fair day with some frost in the morning over the Low Countries and northern Germany. Poland will have a scattering of showers. Hungary will have some sunny spells and should be dry. Scattered showers in Austria and Switzerland.
Fine for Denmark and Sweden with good spells of sunshine. More snow in the Baltic States and Finland. Snow showers affecting the west of Norway.