BBC Weather: ‘Wild’ conditions to hit Europe as ‘bitter cold’ engulfs Italy, Spain | Weather | News


forecast “very unsettled” weather across Europe as the continent remains split between an “extended Summer” eastern regions and heavy snow taking over northern areas. BBC Weather meteorologist Stav Danaos said sunny spells will persist over the southeast and the eastern Mediterranean as , and France continue to battle with a deluge of water and plummeting temperatures. Mr Danaos said: “Staying very unsettled across much of Europe for the rest of this week.

“Eastern Europe, the southeast into the eastern Mediterranean – fine, dry and sunny like an extended Summer. But wild weather for western Greece, the Balkans, especially Italy, Sicily and up towards the Alps, parts of France, Spain.

“Very cold conditions across the British Isles into Scandinavia – unsettled here, wet and windy at times. It looks very stormy across the central Mediterranean thanks to this area of low pressure.”

The BBC Weather forecaster continued: “Ahead of it it’s warm, dry, sunny, some dust in the atmosphere being drawn up from the Sahara there but there’s a risk of flash flooding with some of these storms.

“Heavy rain for the Balkans, Croatia, central and southern Italy. Heavy snow , wet and windy weather as well for northern Spain, northern Portugal, southwestern France.”

Mr Danaos forecasted the weather front causing the unsettled weather over central Europe will start to ease eastward around Wednesday but thermometers will remain “on the cold side” through the rest of the week.

He said: “Temperatures in single figures widely across the north and northwest, it’s bitterly cold across northern Scandinavia.

“It looks like that unsettled weather is just a little further eastward on Wednesday to reach some eastern portions of Europe but it’s mainly central and western areas which stay unsettled and on the cold side.

“Paris stays cold, temperatures in single figures with further rain at times. Showers for Madrid, very unsettled for Rome – torrential downpours and intense thunderstorms at times.

Storm Bernardo first hit Spain on Sunday, and now the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet) has issued alerts for wind, waves, rain or snow across 17 areas.

Aemet forecasts during the first half of the week rainfall from Bernardo will remain to the northern part of the peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

Snow is likely to fall above 3,280 feet, although initially, it will be above 6,561 feet in the northwest.

The agency has also warned that in the second half of this week a colder air front will arrive, which will affect a good portion of the Peninsula and the Balearic Islands.

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