Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 1 February 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Windy and Showery in the Mediterranean
Largely dry across England today. Outbreaks of rain and snow are expected across France. The area of snow will affect the Alpine Region across through Adriatic Region into northern Romania. Apart from a few coastal showers, it should be mainly dry across Belgium and Holland. Outbreaks of heavy snow are forecast for Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, the Baltic States, Belarus and Russia. A rather cold but dry day is expected for much of Germany and Poland. An area of rain is likely across eastern Ukraine into southern Romania and Bulgaria. Plenty of heavy showers are forecast from the Balearics eastward across Sardinia, Italy into Greece. Most of Turkey should be dry with sunny spells. Cold across northern parts of Iberia with outbreaks of snow and snow showers expected for northern Spain and southern Spain dry.
Cold but largely dry across England and northern France. Outbreaks of snow will affect central France, southern Germany and Austria. Showers of rain and snow are forecast for Belgium, Holland and Denmark with more persistent and heavy snow again likely to affect Norway, Sweden, the Baltic States and Finland. Expect a mix of rain and snow across southern parts of Russia with rain expected to persist across eastern parts of the Ukraine down through western parts of Turkey. Cold across the Adriatic Region with outbreaks of snow with further heavy showers expected across Greece, southern Italy and westward to the Balearics. Outbreaks of heavy rain spread in across Portugal and western Spain with eastern Spain largely dry. Northern parts of Germany along with much of Poland, the Czech Republic and Belarus should be dry. Along with those heavy showers, much of the Mediterranean will stay quite windy.