Sign in to comment!

Fox News Weather Center

Storms Continue to Slam Europe

With no break in unsettled weather in sight across Europe, several more storm systems will bring rain, snow and wind to portions of the continent through much of the coming week.

The general storm track will bring low pressure systems from the northern Atlantic, across the Iberian Peninsula, then into the Mediterranean Sea and eventually the Balkans. This will spread rain, mountain snow and gusty wind across the region.

The first storm of concern on Sunday will bring rain, some heavy, from Greece and Albania into southern Ukraine. Flooding will be a threat along the Ionian Sea coast with in additional rainfall exceeding 50 mm (2 inches).

These areas already saw heavy rain Friday into Saturday. Over 75 mm (3 inches) of rain was measured in Gjirokastra, Albania.

Occasional snow will fall across the Dinaric Alps into portions of Romania. A general snowfall of 8-15 cm (3-6 inches) is expected across the mountains with some higher total near 30 cm (12 inches) possible.

A strong and potentially damaging wind will blow across Greece and western Turkey. Istanbul, Turkey will be one of the windiest locations Sunday as a southwestern wind gusts 90-105 kph (55-65 mph) during the afternoon. Not only could this cause power outages, it can also cause damage to homes and businesses.

This first storm system will move into western Russia early next week bringing more settled conditions to southeastern Europe. However, as one system exits the region, another will near Spain.

This second storm will bring another round of rain and mountain snow to Spain and Portugal on Monday as it dives south across the Bay of Biscay.

Even after the center of the low moves into the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, an onshore flow will continue to bring rain and snow to northern Spain. Through the middle of the week in excess of 30 cm (12 inches) of snow will fall in the Picos de Europa Mountains.

While this low will bring rain and snow showers to Ireland, Scotland and coastal England, the heaviest of the precipitation will miss the interior of England, including London where it will be cold, but largely dry.

As this low moves across the Mediterranean Sea it will strengthen as it nears Italy bringing widespread rain and heavy mountain snow through the middle of the week. This large low will bring widespread impacts with rain stretching from the Baltic Islands to Croatia and Greece.