BBC Weather: Parts of Europe to be hit by ‘heavy snow’
BBC Weather meteorologist Louise Lear forecast a Mediterranean storm through New Year’s Eve and into New Year’s Day. She added that Eastern Europe will see much calmer weather conditions, with Greece set for sunshine while France will face heavy snow.
Ms Lear said: “Over the next 24 hours, we are going to see stormy weather develop across the Mediterranean and snow through the Alpes as well.
“That system is going to be pretty slow-moving at the start of the new year.
“In the east it is a little bit quieter, a small weather front is moving through Turkey and some sunshine coming through Greece.
“There is unsettled weather across Italy and the south of France with heavy snow in the Alpes as well.
“There might be some showery rain and even sleet snow across the north of Spain.
“It will be quiet and cold across Germany and Scandinavia but not as cold as it has been.”
She added: “This will be the story for the first weekend of January 2021 as that unsettled weather drifts slowly eastwards.
“It will be quieter across parts of eastern Europe and not as cold.”
BBC Weather: UK set for ‘icy start’ to New Year
This morning Matt Taylor told BBC Breakfast that temperatures will be “widely below freezing” for the start of 2021.
The BBC meteorologist said: “It could be an icy start to 2021 once again with temperatures widely below freezing.
“There are snow flurries at the moment in Northern Ireland down these western fringes of England and Wales.”
Mr Taylor added: “There’ll be a fair few centimetres across the tops of the Grampians though.
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“There’ll be a covering over the southern uplands too.
“Showers will turn back to rain over Northern Ireland, probably a wetter end to the day there.
“But still some wintry flurries in Wales and the southwest.
“And it’s going to be another cold day, particularly for the south and east, especially where those lingering fog patches are.”
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