Issued: 0530hrs Friday 21st November 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Snow in eastern Europe
A lot of cloud, but mostly dry for Spain and Portugal, although the odd shower in the west. Sunny spells for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Dry and sunny for Italy and the Balkan States. Greece and western Turkey will also see sunshine, but heavy and thundery rain will affect eastern Turkey and also Cyprus. Cloud and patchy rain for north-west France, whilst south-west France will be quite warm with sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud for eastern France, Switzerland and Austria, but it will remain dry. Grey skies and feeling cool for Germany and the Czech Republic, also the Netherlands and Denmark. Cold and cloudy for Poland, and an area of snow is expected to affect eastern Poland, the Baltic states and western Belarus. Cool and damp in Romania and Bulgaria, with the risk of snow. Cold and cloudy in Scandinavia, with wintry flurries in southern Sweden. Clearer skies toward the far north. A few showers in western Norway.
A band of heavy rain is expected to graze north-western Iberia on Saturday. A few showers for central and western Spain, but drier and brighter toward the east. Mostly fair weather extends across Italy and the Mediterranean, with plenty of sunshine. Dry too for Greece, the Adriatic region and western Turkey. Rain continues to affect eastern Turkey. Quite cloudy for France, but in brighter spells it will feel very warm. Patchy drizzle in north-west France. Plenty of dry weather for central Europe, although cloud, mist and fog may persist, making it feel cool in Germany and the Czech Republic. Chilly in the east, and snow continues to affect eastern Poland. A few showers in Denmark and southern Norway, but most of Scandinavia is dry and feeling cold.