Issued: 0530hrs Friday 8th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Alexi Venerus
Heavy rain across parts of Spain and moving into the Mediterranean. Cold and settled further north.
Heavy rain in southern and eastern parts of Spain. Bright and dry for northern and western Spain and Portugal. Rain too in the Balearics and Sardinia with dry weather in Corsica. Southern areas of Italy will be wet, although most of the rest of Italy will be dry with sunshine. Fair for Greece and Turkey with both countries seeing sunshine.
Some morning fog in France, slowly lifting to leave dry weather and sunny spells. Scattered showers in the Low Countries . Wintry showers for Germany. Poland will be dry with sunny spells. Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland will be dry with more spells of sunshine here.
Cloud and outbreaks of snow in Denmark. Further snow in the Baltic States. Cold and dry in Finland. Some snow in the far south of Sweden, fair in central and northern areas although always some snow flurries on eastern coasts. Norway will be fair overall, although some snow showers over western coasts.
The heaviest of rain will push into northern and eastern areas of Spain. Patchy rain elswhere but with driest of conditions towards the west and over Portugal. Still cloudy and wet across the Balearics with the rain band shifting north over Italy and Corsica. Rain clearing across south Sardinia. Rain also pushing in to Greece and then Turkey.
Largely dry and fine across France and the Low Countries although there is the risk of one of two showers about. Rain, sleet and snow across east Germany while western and central areas staying largely dry. Dry across the Alpine countries as well as the far north of Italy. Rain will gradually push northwards across the Balkans but it should be a mostly dry day for many countries here too. Some scattered wintry showers across Poland but plenty of dry weather to be had here.
A largely dry day across Scandinavia, including Denmark, however, a low pressure system will push into west Norway later on increasing coastal winds and pushing snow into westernmost areas. A few scattered wintry showers through the Baltic States but largely dry and fine here.