Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 10th December 2013
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Sunshine in the Mediterranean, Turkey cold
High pressure remains dominant on Tuesday across much of Europe with plenty of dry and fine weather. Portugal may see variable cloud but is dry, whilst more sunshine is on offer for Spain. The Balearics and Italy are also dry with sunshine with pleasent temperatures. A scattering of light showers may affect Greece, whilst more cloud and outbreaks of rain and snow affect Turkey.
France is dry with sunshine, although some morning fog may be stubborn to clear. Dry conditions in Switzerland and Austria too, although chilly with some fog. Germany is expected to see more low cloud, but is dry. Feeling really cold in eastern Europe, some wintry flurries in Ukraine, but mostly dry in Poland and the Czech Republic. Some patchy rain and drizzle for Sweden , with snow in Finland. Norway will see some brighter spells, but with rain and mountain snow in the north-west.
Cloudy skies in Portugal may produce some rain and drizzle in the west with a strong southerly breeze. Dry weather extends through the Mediterranean, with sunny spells in Spain, Italy and much of Greece. Wintry showers affect northern Turkey accompanied by cold and strong north-easterly winds. Chilly in Cyprus too.
Dry with light winds for France, Germany and the Alpine states, but with some stubborn fog patches possible. More cloud in eastern Europe, and feeling cold again. Snow affects western parts of Russia and Belarus. Breezy but dry weather in Sweden and Denmark. North-west Norway will see persistent rain and mountain snow along with blustery winds.