Synoptic Situation at 0600 10/02/1963
Low, 996 mb, off SW England has hardly moved, but is expected to move slowly
SE across N France. Its associated trough is almost stationary over SW
England but moved slowly NE across W France. High pressure remains in the
Greenland to Scandinavia region with some weakening over Finland. A deep
low is moving N from Newfoundland.
Weather over the British Isles:
It was mostly cloudy except in parts of the N, Carlisle 7.7 hrs and
Eskdalemuir 6.1 hrs. It was very wet in the far SW with Culdrose 25 mm,
Scilly 19 mm, Roches Point 22 mm, and Lerwick reported 11 mm of rain and
sleet. Many places away from the SW stayed dry with light to moderate SE
winds. Despite the higher temperatures of recent days, snow still covered
the ground in most S, central and E districts of England, parts of Wales,
and parts of S Scotland and N Ireland.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 6C, Plymouth 6C, Scilly 9C, Cardiff 1C,
Birmingham 1C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 3C, Eskdalemuir
4C, Glasgow 6C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 4C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 4C, Birr 5C and
Minima: Slight frost was again widespread, Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 0C,
Plymouth 2C, Scilly 2C, Cardiff 0C, Birmingham -2C, Wattisham -2C,
Watnall -3C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 1C, Eskdalemuir -2C,
Glasgow -1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 2C, Belfast 1C, Birr 1C and Valentia
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Most places were cloudy and the milder air was still pushing into W France,
but SE winds were returning to many E and central regions. Parts of
Scandinavia were clear in association with the high pressure there. NW
winds were developing over W Russia.
Maxima: Oslo -13C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -11C, Copenhagen -1C,
Murmansk -10C, Leningrad -13C, Moscow -8C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -8C,
Belgrade -3C, Berlin -6C, Paris 0C, Brussels 2C, Brest 6C, Bordeaux 6C,
Madrid 6C, Nimes 7C, Venice 2C and Rome 12C.
Minima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm -17C, Helsinki -12C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -5C,
Belgrade -4C, Berlin -5C, Paris 0C, Copenhagen -2C, Brussels -4C, Brest 4C,
Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 7C, Nice 9C, Venice -3C and Rome 6C.
Forecast: Cold and cloudy in most places with widespread frost persisting
for much of the time in England and Wales. Slight drizzle, sleet or snow in
E districts, but moderate snow in S counties, especially near the S coast.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Oimyakon -54C (Sib), Verkhoiansk -45C, S Spitzbergen -25C, Iceland -2 to +
4C, SW Greenland 1 to 5C, Thule -18C, Goose -13c, Gander 2C, Montreal -17C,
Boston -11C, New York -9C, Chicago -9C, Pensacola -1C, Dodge City 4C,
Regina -7C, Calgary -5C, Fort smith -5C, Fairbanks -26C and Vancouver 11C.