Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 16th December 2018
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
A generally wet day for western Europe on Sunday however this clears to the east by Monday leaving a brighter, drier day. Wintry showers are likely for eastern Europe and Scandinavia
A band of heavy rain moves southeast across Iberia through the day though the rain will become increasingly broken. Overcast for the Balearics, Sardinia and Corsica with the chance of a shower, particularly in the north. Dry and fine for much of Italy with heavy rain moving into the northwest by the late afternoon. Heavy showers continue on Sunday for eastern Greece and western Turkey.
Heavy rain for the south of France through the afternoon and for northern and western coastal fringes later in the day. The Low Countries will have a mixture of scattered showers and sunny spells. Overcast too for Germany as a band of rain and snow tracks from west to east across the northern half of the country through Sunday. Wintry showers too for Switzerland, Austria and eastern Poland. The Czech Republic and western Poland should remain dry.
Snow moving into Denmark and the Balkans through Sunday afternoon after a dry but cloudy start to the day. Much of Finland will stay dry and bright while southern parts of Sweden and Norway will see scattered wintry showers.
A dry and largely fine day for Portugal and Spain though cloud will build from the northwest through Monday evening. Dry and fine too for the Balearics but scattered showers may affect Corsica and Sardinia. An overcast and wet day for Italy with the heaviest rain in the south. Rain and snow too affecting the Balkans and moving into northwestern Greece by the late afternoon. Showery for western Turkey.
A dry and fine day for France and the Low Countries after a band of heavy rain clears to the east through the morning. Overcast for Germany with scattered showers affecting northern areas. Snow for Switzerland but largely dry and fine for Austria and the Czech Republic.
An overcast day for Denmark with showers in the west and southeast. Snow for eastern parts of the Baltic states and for southern Finland. Overcast for Sweden and Norway with snow showers moving northward over Sweden through the day. Snow will persist through the day for the western coast of Norway.