Issued: 0530hrs Monday 26 January 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Wintry across eastern Europe
An area of heavy rain across England clears and spreads into Denmark, Holland, Germany, Belgium and northern France with rain and snow into Sweden. Dry across the south of France. Further snow is expected to fall across southern parts of Italy today with rain across Greece. More heavy showers to come across the Mediterranean today. It continues dry across Turkey and a dry day for Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the Adriatic Region, The Baltic States and Poland. Outbreaks of snow are likely across Russia and Finland. It continues windy in the central Mediterranean and across southern parts of France. Maximum daytime temperatures will be below freezing from east of Poland into Russia and across Finland.
Dry across much of Britain, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Rain and snow to affect western parts of Norway. Dry across eastern Norway into Sweden and Denmark with sunny spells but cold. An area of heavy snow is expected across Finland, Russia, The Baltic States into Belarus, Poland and Austria. Cloudy across the Adriatic Region, Hungary and Romania but mainly dry. Rain and showers to affect Greece and the far west of Turkey with rain and snow across Bulgaria. Dry with sunny spells across northern Italy with rain, sleet and snow in the far south. Lots of heavy showers persist from the Balearics eastward to Crete. Best of the weather today will be across Spain and Portugal where it's dry and sunny. Gales will affect southern France with gusty winds continuing across the central Mediterranean.