Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 7th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Cold air spreads across northern Europe
Early showers clear to the east of Spain before another area of more persistent, locally heavy, rain spreads into Portugal and northwest 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 and into the Balkans later. 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. Some 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.
Bands of locally heavy rain spread from west to east over Portugal and Spain. These later reach the Balearic Islands, Corsica and Sardinia. Rather cloudy for mainland Italy with scattered showers here. These locally heavy to the east. Heavy showers also spread east across Greece and into western Turkey. Brighter conditions follow for Greece while much of Turkey remains cloudy.
Southern France is cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Brighter to the north with scattered wintry showers. Scattered snow showers too for the Low Countries and across northern Germany where they may merge to give longer periods of snowfall. Dry with isolated spells of sun for southern Germany and Switzerland. Rain, sleet and snow clears from Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia through the day while Poland sees more prolonged, widespread snowfall. Staying dry to the far north.
Staying largely dry and fine for Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States with scattered wintry showers a continued risk for coastal areas. Cloudier and breezier for Denmark but staying dry here.