Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 31st January 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Milder and mostly dry in central and eastern Europe, but windy and rain to the west
Pleasantly mild across southern Spain today but eastern Europe shivers with sub zero temperatures. Heavy rain is expected across Britain and this extends across Portugal. A dry, mostly sunny day across Spain and France. Fair and dry as well across The Low Countries, Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland. Snow is forecast for Austria and Hungary with rain across the Adriatic Region. A dry day is expected across Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, western Turkey and the Ukraine while snow falls across eastern Turkey. Snow is likely across northern Russia, The Baltic States and Belarus. Cold across Scandinavia but a dry day with sunny spells. Scattered showers will linger across the eastern Mediterranean. Cloudy across Italy with rain but dry in the far south.
Rain for Portugal and northwest Spain today. Scattered showers in centreal parts of Spain but drier and brighter to the east. The balearics will be dry and bright too with good spells of sunshine here. Showers affecting northern Italy, but drier and brighter to the south. Greece sees a few showers in the west but dry in the east. Fair in Turkey with good spells of sunshine.
Cloud and some rain in western and northern parts of France but drier to the south. Patchy drizzle in the Low Countries whilst Germany will be dry with some brighter skies. Drizzle in Poland and Hungary as well as parts of Switzerland. Much milder in central and southern Europe than recent weeks.
Breezy and milder in Denmark and dry too. Staying dry in the Baltic States with some bright spells here. Dry too in Fin;and with broken cloud. Sweden is likely to be breezy and rather mild and staying dry. Cloud and rain as well as stronger winds to the west.