Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 13th December 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet Mediterranean with heavy rain, cold in central and northern Europe
A wet day on Thursday over much of northern and eastern Spain. Some rain too in western parts of Portugal. Wet through the Baleaerics and through Corsica and Sardinia too. Italy will be dry in the west but rain in the east. Greece will be wet with heavy periods of rain. More rain in western Turkey but dry in central and eastern areas.
Rain in western and southern France with heavy periods of rain. Dry to the north and east. Breezy and cold across the Low Countries and Germany as well as most of Poland. Some snow in eastern Poland. Austria and Hungary as well as Austria will be cold and dry.
Cold with some snow flurries for Denmark. Breezy with some snow flurries in southern Sweden. Breezy and cold for the baltic States. Cold again in Finland. Dry and cold in northern Sweden. Norway will be cold with a brisk breeze.
Cloud and drizzle over northern coasts of Spain. A few showers in eastern Spain. Fair elsewhere with sunny spells. Showers over northern coasts of the Balearics whilst rain affects Corsica and Sardinia. Showers for Greece and Turkey, some of these heavy in the west.
Fair in France once early morning mist and fog patches have cleared. Cloud in the far south of France with some rain here. Fair through the Low Countries and Germany although cold. Staying cold in Poland. Cold too in Hungary with cloud and some rain turning to snow in Austria and Switzerland.
A cold day with some snow flurries in Denmark. Cold again in the Baltic States and Finland too. The snow flurries affect southern Sweden. Cold in Norway and breezy with some snow flurries in the south, fair to the north.