Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 9th February 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Cold northern Europe with snow showers, more persistent snow central areas
More rain, heavy and persistent in places, pushes from west to east across Spain and Portugal with winds strengthening too. A dry day for the Balearics but cloud will thicken here and rain is expected by evening. A wet and cloudy day for Italy with blustery showers across Corsica and Sardinia. Rain across Greece, turning heavy by the afternoon. Some patchy rain affecting western Turkey while eastern areas will be mainly dry.
A dry morning across much of France but the afternoon will see a mix of rain, sleet and snow affect western areas, reaching central regions by evening. Expect improving conditions across west Germany and the Low Countries but snow showers will continue in the north and east. Snow affecting Switzerland and Austria through the day with rain, sleet and snow also across Hungary and Croatia. Poland will see some snow to the north and mainly dry conditions further south before snow pushes into southern areas by evening.
With high pressure over much of Scandinavia there will be mainly dry conditions although do expect some snow showers across central and northern areas of Norway and parts of central Sweden. Possible snow flurries through Denmark but mainly dry here. Some snow showers for the Baltic States but with plenty of dry periods.
Heavy periods of rain in Portugal and western Spain on Wednesday. Drier and sunny in the east and south of Spain. Fair for the Balearics. Breezy in Corsica and Sardinia with a mix of sunshine and showers. Heavy rain and strong winds for Italy. Greece will be fair with sunny spells and it should be remaining fair across Turkey with more sunshine.
Cold in France, best of the sunshine in the north and west. Snow in southern and eastern France with a strong wind here. Cold with snow furries through the Low Countries and Germany. Further snow flurries across Poland. Snow in southern Poland with heavier snow affecting Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.
Cold through Denmark, some snow showers in the south. The Baltic States will be cold and dry with sunny spells. Finland will be staying cold and should be dry. Staying cold across Sweden, some snow showers over eastern coasts. Remaining cold and dry in Norway.