Issued: 0530hrs Monday 5th April 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure over northern Scandinavia draws cold air over northern Europe
Dry and fine conditions for much of the western Mediterranean on Monday with sunny skies for Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica and much of Italy as well as the Balkans. Isolated showers affect the far south of Spain, Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy at times. A front trails through Greece and northwest Turkey bringing locally heavy outbreaks of rain here.
A cold front sweeps across northern France, the Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic and much of Poland on Monday bringing outbreaks of rain and sleet here as well as snow to the Alps. Windy but bright conditions with wintry coastal showers follow the rain. Staying dry but increasingly cloudy for southern France, Slovakia, Hungary and southeast Poland.
Early rain and sleet clears Denmark to leave a bright and breezy day with wintry showers. Low pressure swirls around over Lapland bringing bright but very windy conditions and frequent snow showers to much of Norway, Sweden and Finland. More persistent snowfall affects western parts of Norway. A band of wintry precipitation sweeps over the Baltic States through the day where it will also be windy.
Staying dry and fine for Iberia into Tuesday though the far north of Spain could see showery rain developing. Dry and bright for the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Sicily and southern Italy while a band of rain sweeps through northern and central Italy and Corsica. Rain fades to showers over Greece and western Turkey where it is an increasingly dry and fine day.
A cool but mostly bright day for France, the Low Countries and Germany though frequent wintry showers blow in from the North Sea. Mostly bright too for Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland but with scattered wintry showers here too. A band of rain, sleet and snow clears east from Hungary and Slovakia to leave a dry end to the day here.
Low pressure stays over Lapland bringing a bright but windy day to much of Scandinavia but with frequent wintry showers. Showers merge to give longer spells of precipitation over western parts of Norway and Finland. Cold here too.