Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 6th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cold air spreads across northern Europe
An area of low pressure over Spain will push patchy rain across the country, clearing western areas and much of Portugal by late in the day. Largely dry and fine and feeling warm but with a brisk wind across the Balearic Islands. There is the risk of an isolated shower particularly later on in the day. Dry for much of Italy, away from the Alps, and it's neighbouring islands. Dry and warm for Greece and Turkey too.
France will become cloudier and increasingly wet as the day progresses as an area of low pressure moves in. Driest of conditions to the southeast. Breezy along the coasts. Rain will also push across the Low Countries with brisk winds towards the coasts also. A band of patchy rain, sleet and snow across central Germany will migrate further north through the day but it will be dry elsewhere. This extends into the Czech Republic and Slovakia too. A dry morning for Switzerland but some rain is epxected by the afternoon. Dry for Austria, Hungary and much of Poland.
Breezy but mainly dry across Denmark. Feeling cold though. Largely dry and fine with plenty of sunshine across Norway, Sweden and Finland although some snow showers could affect some coastal regions here. Snow showers are expected through the Baltic States.
Early showers clear to the east of Spain before another area of more persistent, locally heavy, rain spreads into Portugal and western Spain later. Isolated showers for the Balearic Islands. A front brings a locally heavy band of rain to Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and Italy. This spreads south through the day. A dry and fair day for Greece and Turkey.
Early rain, sleet and snow clears eastern France with scattered wintry showers following from the west. A wet and windy day for the Low Countries with a wintry mix of precipitation here. Wintry precipitation affects much of Germany too though the far northeast stays dry but cloudy. Dry and cloudy for northern Poland with snow to the south. Somw snowfall across the Alps with a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow outbreaks for Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
Largely dry and fine for Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States with scattered wintry showers for coastal areas. Cloudier and breezier for Denmark but staying dry here.