Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 9th January 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure brings largely settled conditions to much of Europe
Heavy outbreaks of rain and snow continue for Spain, these becoming concentrated to the northeast. Patchy rain elsewhere but with the driest of conditions towards the west and over Portugal. Cloudy and wet across the Balearics with the rain band shifting north over Italy and Corsica. Rain clearing across Sardinia. Rain also pushing in to Greece and then Turkey. Dry and fine for eastern Turkey.
Largely dry and fine across France and the Low Countries although there is the risk of one of two showers about to the northwest. Rain, sleet and snow across east Germany while western and central areas staying largely dry. Dry across the Alpine countries and for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. 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 early on but largely dry and fine here and for Finland.
Patchy outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow persist across northern and eastern Spain while a few showers develop along the southern coast. Largely dry and fine elsewhere and for Portugal. Outbreaks of rain for the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. Tending drier to the far north of Italy (where it will also be bright) and to the far south and over Sicily where it will be cloudier. Rain, which may be locally heavy, clears north from Greece and Turkey to leave a dry day here. A few showers may linger along northern coasts.
A largely dry and fine day for much of mainland Europe. High pressure leads to the risk of some early mist and fog patches while there will be variable amounts of cloud around. This applies to France, the Low Countries, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Some patchy snow may creep into far southern parts of Austria and Hungary later.
Winds pick up over Scandinavia and bands of rain, sleet and snow edge from west to east over Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and, later, into the Baltic States.