Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 11 December 2013
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Staying Rather Cold across Europe
Continued cold across much of Europe today with subzero temperatures across Russia into the Ukraine and across much of Turkey. An area of snow and freezing rain expected across northern and western parts of Russia with risk of rain and freezing rain across Belarus, and heavier rain across the Baltic States. Some snow will affect northern part of the Ukraine with the south. Fair and dry in the southern Ukraine. Very windy and cold across Turkey with gales and outbreaks of heavy snow. Very windy across the eastern Mediterranean with heavy showers managing and longer spells of rain. Fine across Italy today with sunny spells. Strong gale force easterly winds will also be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar. For much of central Europe, it will be dry day with high pressure dominating with a good deal of dry weather from Spain up through France into theLow Countries and across into Germany and Poland. Cloudy but dry day across Portugal. Sunny and mild across England today. Some rain will affect western parts of Norway but for much of Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland it should be dry day to come. Lots of dry weather is expected across the Balkans and the Adriatic Region.
A windy day across northern Europe, eastern Mediterranean and in the Straits of Gibraltar. High pressure remains the dominant weather feature across Europe. Cloudy today across Portugal with outbreaks of rain. Dry from Spain up through France into Germany, the Low Countries and into Poland with sunny spells. The weather remains settled and dry as well cross Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and northern Russia. Some rain may affect the Baltic States with an area of rain and freezing rain across southern Russia. Snow will affect the western part of the Ukraine with heavy snow expected across eastern Turkey. Dry across western Turkey sunny spells and dry up through most of the Baltic region and the Adriatic region. Fine, sunny today across Italy, Sardinia and the Balearics. More cloud across Spain today, but it should stay dry.