Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 5th January 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold in eastern Europe with snow showers, drier to the west
Fair a chilly across eastern Spain and the Balearics today. Plenty of sunshine in Portugal and staying dry here. Scattered showers for southern Italy, fair and dry in the north but with some fog. Rain in Greece and cold here. Unsettled with showers or rai in much of Turkey.
Fair for much of France but cold. Some fog in the west. Cold for the Low Countries and Germany, The threat of rain turning to snow in central and southern Germany. Poland is likely to be cold too, again with some rain and snow in the south. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be cold with snow showers.
Fair in Denmark with sunny spells. Cold with scattered snow showers in the Baltic States. Staying cold and frosty in Finland and for much of Sweden too. Drizzle and low cloud in western Norway where it should be milder too.
A fair but chilly day across northern Spain and Portugal on Sunday. Chilly over eastern coasts of Spain too. The risk of an isolated shower in the Balearics. Fair for Corsica and Sardinia. Some showers in central and southern Italy but fair to the north. Cold with some rain in Greece whilst Turkey has a mix of rain and snow.
France should be dry with some mist or fog patches in the west. Dry in the east of France but chilly here. Cold in the Low Countries and most of Germany with some snow showers in the south and west. Poland should be dry with sunny spells. Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland will have some snow showers.
A chilly day with broken cloud in Denmark, some rain in the west. The baltic States should be dry and cold. A chilly day in Finland but dry. Staying dry in Sweden although Norway will have rain and snow affecting western and northern coasts and hills.