Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 17th January 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Wet in the south, cold through central Europe
Bitterly cold across much of Europe with temperatures below zero. Mildest conditions are across Spain and Portugal where it's dry and sunny. Colder into France but also a dry, mostly sunny day to come. The dry weather extends across Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Germany and western Poland. An area of snow lies across eastern Poland, The Baltic States, Russia, The Czech Republic, Austria and across The Adriatic Region and Bulgaria. Expect a mix of rain and snow across Greece. Sunny across eastern Turkey with rain in the west.
Cold with outbreaks of snow across Italy and further frequent, heavy, blustery showers to affect the Mediterranean, merging into longer spells of rain. Cold with freezing rain forecast across Norway but sunny and dry across Sweden and Finland. Staying very windy in the Mediterranean.
Fair for much of Spain and Portugal today although cooler once again. Breezier with some showers on eastern coasts. Breezy, cold and unsettled through Corsica and Sardinia as well as much of Italy where there could be some snow in the north. Heavy rain across southern Italy, this extending into much of Greece. Western Turkey stays wet as well, whilst the east should be dry.
France is windy in the south and feeling cold here. Lighter winds to the north, dry, cool and with some bright spells. The Low Countries and Germany should be dry with sunny spells here, and it will be staying dry and bright in Poland. Breezy with a few showers for Austria, these faling as snow. Similar for Hungary and Switzerland where it will be staying windy and cold.
Fair for much of Denmark with sunny spells. The fair weather extends into the Baltic States. Breezy in Finland with a few snow showers but mostly fair in Sweden. Norway will be mild again wth rain in the west.