Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 29th January 2019
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Snow for Sweden and Finland as well as parts of the UK, rain in central and southern Europe
A band of heavy rain mixed with some sleet and snow will spread south and eastward through Iberia on Tuesday. Overcast with a chance of showers for southern parts of Portugal and Spain and for the Balearics. Dry and fine for Corsica, Sardinia and the northern half of Italy while the southern half of Italy will stay rather overcast with a wintry mix of showers. Greece will see some heavy bursts of rain and snow on Tuesday which will also affect far western fringes of Turkey too.
A low pressure system bringing a mixture of strong winds and heavy rain and snow will move into western France on Tuesday morning spreading eastward through the day. It will be a mixed day for the Low Countries and Germany with partly cloudy skies, sunny spells and wintry showers. Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland will start Tuesday cloudy with wintry showers though cloud should break to leave a dry and bright afternoon for most areas.
A brighter day for Denmark on Tuesday though wintry showers could develop in the north and west through the afternoon. A band of heavy snow will move northward through the Baltics and into Finland on Tuesday leaving light wintry showers in its wake. An area of light snowfall will also move northward through Sweden leaving a dry and bright afternoon for the south while away from the far southern and western coasts of Norway it will be a largely dry and fine day too.
Heavy rain and strong winds affecting much of northern Portugal and Spain on Wednesday,. Snow affects hills and mountains. The Balearics will be breezy with the threat of some rain later. Wind and rain in Corsica and Sardinia with rain, sleet and snow affecting Italy. Greece will have rain in the west. Heavy showers in western Turkey where it will be windy, drier in the east.
Showers or longer spells of rain in western France, dry and windy in the east. Heavy showers or longer spells of rain in the Low Countries, this drifting into northern Germany, Southern Germany and Poland will be dry with sunny spells. A few snow showers in Hungary and Switzerland, rain, sleet and snow in Austria.
Breezy with sunny spells in Denmark. The Baltic State swill be cold with some sunny spells. Further bright spells in Finland where it will be chilly. Mostly dry in Sweden but breezy in the south. Breezy in much of Norway with some snow in the south.