Issued: 0530hrs Monday 22nd January 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Unsettled weather will dominate across most areas initially, but drier and more settled weather is expected as next week progresses
High pressure continues to dominate across Iberia, bringing fine weather to Spain and Portugal. A build of pressure is also likely too across some central and eastern areas of Europe including Poland and Croatia for example. Low pressure will, however, dominate across Greece and surrounding countries bringing some particularly inclement conditions for this region of Europe, with heavy rain, downpours and perhaps some strong winds too. Milder, wetter and windier conditions continue to develop across the British Isles, while longer spells of rain move into Benelux.
Into Tuesday and high pressure is expected to extend from Portugal and Spain, up into France and eastwards through towards Switzerland, many central countries of Europe and then eastwards towards Poland and even into western areas of Russia too. Lower pressure will some showers will likely continue to affect parts of Italy and more particularly across Greece and surrounding countries. Milder and unsettled conditions are expected across the British Isles. The coldest weather is expected across parts of Finland where some very low minimum temperatures may well be experienced.