Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 15th January 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Colder in northern Europe, mostly fair and milder to the south
Cloud builds from the west across Iberia on Tuesday but it will remain bright in the east and for the Balearics. Staying dry too. A mainly dry and bright day too for Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Brighter for the Balkans and Greece with a chance of scattered snow showers in the east. Heavy rain, snow and high winds for western and central parts of Turkey.
A dry and bright day for France though cloud will build from the northwest through the day. Overcast but mainly dry for Benelux. Overcast for Germany and Poland with rain and snow for northern and eastern Germany and moving into western Poland throughout the day. Austria and the Czech Republic will see further snow through the morning but it should ease to leave a dry and bright afternoon.
It will be a wet day for Denmark while the Baltics will see further snow showers. Light scattered snow showers for southern parts of Finland while Sweden will start the day dry and bright before cloud and more wintry precipitation builds from the west. Further snow is expected for southern and western Norway on Tuesday.
Cloud and rain in northern Spain as well as some patchy rain in western POrtugal. Dry and bright for eastern Spain and the Balearics with sunny spells. Scattered showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Italy will be mostly dry with sunny spells. Dry in Greece with some sunshine here whilst Turkey is dry with sunny spells in the west.
Rain for the north and west of France whilst the south and east stay dry with sunny spells. Windy with some rain in the Low Countries and across northern Germany. Most of the rest of Germany will be dry and windy. Some cloud and outbreaks of rain in the far north of Poland but dry and windy for most. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
Windy with rain in Denmark. The Baltic States will have rain turning to snow. Finland will be dry and chilly. More rain in southern Sweden but snow in central areas, drier in the north. Chilly in Norway with snow showers, most in the south.