Issued: 0530hrs Monday 10th December 2018
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
The western Mediterranean will be mainly bright and sunny over the coming days but conditions become increasingly wintry as we head to northeastern Europe. Much of central Europe will have a mixture of sunny spells, showers, wintry showers and windy periods.
Staying dry but rather overcast for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics. Dry and fine for Sardinia, Corsica and much of Italy. Some heavy showers for Sicily and the east coast of Italy through the afternoon. Heavy rain will move eastward across Greece and Turkey through the day with some particularly high rainfall totals expected in western Turkey.
Dry and fine for much of France though there will be a chance of a shower in the southeast. Showery too over the Low Countries where it will also be quite windy. Windy with wintry showers too for much of Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.
Windy but mainly dry and bright for Denmark on Monday. Mainly overcast with sleet and snow showers for southern Finland and southern Sweden while heavy snowfall over the west coast of Norway will ease through the day.
A dry but rather overcast day for much of Portugal, Spain and the Balearics though cloud should clear through the afternoon. Overcast too for Sardinia and Corsica with the chance of a shower but dry and fine for much of Italy away from the Adriatic coast. Heavy showers continue on Tuesday for southern Greece and western Turkey.
A dry and fine day for much of France though cloud will spill in to northeastern areas from the North Sea and Benelux through the late morning and early afternoon. Overcast too for Germany with the increasing chance of wintry showers further to the east and south. Wintry showers too for the Czech Republic and southern and western parts of Poland.
A windy but dry and fine day for Denmark though cloud will linger along the coasts. Overcast for the Balkans with a chance of a wintry shower in Latvia and Estonia but staying mainly dry for Lithuania. Mainly dry too for southern Finland where it will be a rather dull day. Southern Sweden has an east-west split: overcast with wintry showers in the east, dry and bright in the west. The dry and bright weather extends to southern Norway too.