Issued: 0530hrs January 16, 2017
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Windy, heavy showers for the Mediterranean
The very cold weather continues across much of Europe today. Dry and sunny across Norway, Sweden and Denmark with outbreaks of snow expected across Finland, The Baltic States and Russia. Cold but dry across the Ukraine, much of Poland, Belarus, The Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. Some snow to affect Germany and Austria today. Heavier snow is forecast across Italy, Bulgaria, Serbia and Bosnia along with Greece. Heavy rain is forecast for western Turkey with the east staying dry but cold. Another very showery day to come from the Balearics eastward across the Mediterranean. Cold but largely dry across France, Spain and Portugal. Mostly sunny and dry across Belgium and Holland. Very windy across the Mediterranean.
Bitterly cold across much of Europe with temperatures below zero. Mildest conditions are across Spain and Portugal where it's dry and sunny. Colder into France but also a dry, mostly sunny day to come. The dry weather extends across Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Germany and western Poland. An area of snow lies across eastern Poland, The Baltic States, Russia, The Czech Republic, Austria and across The Adriatic Region and Bulgaria. Expect a mix of rain and snow across Greece. Sunny across eastern Turkey with rain in the west. Cold with outbreaks of snow across Italy and further frequent, heavy, blustery showers to affect the Mediterranean, merging into longer spells of rain. Cold with freezing rain forecast across Norway but sunny and dry across Sweden and Finland. Staying very windy in the Mediterranean.