Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 5th January 2020
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
High pressure over central Europe draws cooler air over eastern areas
Plenty of sunshine and fair weather through Spain and Portugal. The Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia will be fine too, again with plenty of sunshine. Some fog in northern Italy, but this clearing to leave sunshine. Breezier in southern Italy. Heavy rain and thunderstorms in Greece with snow in the north. The rain and snow affecting western Turkey, but fair to the east.
Morning mist and fog patches in France and Germany. These clearing to leave sunny spells and dry weather. Showery rain in eastern Germany. Fair for Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Breezy with broken cloud in Denmark. Some cloud and rain in Norway. Further cloud with outbreaks of rain for Sweden. The Baltic States and Finland should be dry with good spells of sunshine.
Mostly sunny and dry for Spain and Portugal though cloud builds into the far northwest at times. Fair but dry for the Balearic Islands with a bit of cloud around at times. Dry and sunny weather for Corsica, Sardinia and Italy too. Windy with heavy rain, some of it thundery, and spells of snow for southeastern Greece, Cyprus and western Turkey. Drier and brighter for northwest Greece and eastern Turkey.
A mostly dry and sunny day for France and the Low Countries though cloud builds from the northwest later. Mostly dry and fair for Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia though there will be some cloud at times. A dry and sunny day for Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. A few wintry showers affect eastern Poland though these ease through the day.
Breezy and overcast for Denmark while a band of rain, sleet and snow clears east across Finland and the Baltic States to leave a drier, brighter end to the day. Further rain and snow for western coastal regions of Norway, some of this reaches far western parts of Sweden at times. Dry and fine for southern Sweden.