Issued: 0530hrs Friday number 06 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine and Dry across Iberia
A cold today come across central and eastern parts of Europe is some zero temperatures spread west into Poland and all of Scandinavia. It will feel even colder with gale to severe force northwest winds expected from Germany eastward to Russia which will be producing outbreaks of snow and heavy snow showers across Germany, Denmark, much of Scandinavia, Poland, the Czech Republic, the Baltic States and across Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. For Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, most of Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey it will remain dry with sunny spells. Continued dry as well across Italy through Sardinia into Spain and Portugal with sunny spells. Most of France will again be dry with a few rain showers across Belgium and a few wintry showers across Holland. It will also be quite windy through the central Mediterranean with strong easterly winds through the Straits of Gibraltar.
It remains cold, windy and wintry across much of central and eastern Europe today with further outbreaks of snow expected across Germany, Denmark, Austria, parts of Poland and it becomes heavier across the Baltic States into Belarus, the Ukraine and Russia. Heavy snow showers will affect western parts of Norway with eastern Norway, dry. Cold but sunny across Sweden with snow expected across Finland. Some heavy snow showers will affect northern parts of Romania with the south dry and a few wintry showers may also affect the Czech Republic, but mainly dry across Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. A few rain showers are possible around the coasts of Greece otherwise mostly sunny and dry across mainland Greece. Some rain and snow is forecast for the extreme western part of Turkey with most of Turkey fair and dry. Cloudy across Belgium and Holland with outbreaks of rain. It remains settled and sunny across most of Portugal, Spain and across the Balearics into Italy. Fine as well across most of France.