Issued: 0530hrs Friday 19th December 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Breezy and chilly north, milder to the south
Dry with sunny spells for Spain and Portugal. Staying mostly fair for the western Mediterranean and also through Italy. Greece is likely to be dry with sunny spells, and staying fair in the west of Greece, but some showers in the west and through Cyprus.
Cloud and rain across northern France, but fair to the south. Cloud and rain in the Low Countries and the north of Germany as well as northern Poland. Winds in the northern parts of central Europe too. More southern parts of Germany and Poland should be dry, and staying dry in the Czech and Slovak Republic as well as Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland.
Windy and brighter in Denmark with a few showers in the west. Breezy with some showers or sleet in the Baltic States. Cold with some snow showers in Finland. Chilly and mostly dry for Sweden with a few snow showers in the south. Further wintry showers for Norway, where it will be cold and breezy too.
Cloud and some showery rain affecting the north of Spain through Saturday. Most of Portugal and the rest of Spain should be dry with sunny spells. Dry too in the Balearics with further spells of sunshine here. Some showers in Italy, most through central and northern areas. Fair for Greece with sunny spells here, and plenty of sunshine for Turkey too.
Fair in France, plenty of sunshine to come here. Windy with some showery rain in the Low Countries and along northern coasts of Germany. Cloud, wind and rain for northern Poland too, but drier to the south. Fair in Switzerland and Austria as well as Hungary.
Wind and some cloud as well as showers in Denmark today. Staying windy with broken cloud through the Baltic States. Snow showers to come across Finland and cold here. Cold too across Sweden with a few showers, further snow showers affecting Norway where it will be cold too.