Synoptic Situation at 0600 10/01/1963
High with centres, 1036mb, over E Greenland and near Faeroes has strong
ridge to Baltic and Russia. Low, 996mb, W of France will move SE to near
Portugal. Fronts lie from W France to the N of Italy and Sicily.
Weather over the British Isles:
Sunny in many places by day and clear at night. A few snow showers fell in
the far SW and along the E coast. Sunniest places were West Raynham,
Mildenhall, Gatwick and Birmingham with 7.2 hrs.
Maxima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 2C, Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -1C,
Watnall 1C, Spurn Head 3C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 0C, Eskdalemuir
1C, Glasgow 4C, Wick 2C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 3C, Birr 2c and
Minima: Gatwick -4C, Guernsey 0C, Cardington -9C, Plymouth -1C, St
Mawgan -2C, Culdrose 2C, Cardiff -3C, Birmingham -7C, Watnall -5C, Spurn
Head 1C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce -4C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow -3C, Wick -7C,
Lerwick -4C, Tiree -3C, Belfast -1C, Birr 0C and Valentia 2C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
The cold intensified over many E and N countries but it was cloudier and
milder in the far S and W.
Maxima: Oslo -16C, Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -9C and -20 to -30C over a
large area further N. Murmansk -6C, Moscow -13C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -13C,
Belgrade 2C, Berlin -8C, Munich -1C, Paris 1C, Brussels -6C, Bordeaux 13C,
Madrid 14C, Nimes 11C, Venice 8C and Rome 14C. Coastal Norway 0 to -2C.
Minima: Oslo -17C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -20C, and -35 in the far N.
Minsk -16C, Warsaw -13C, Berlin -12C, Belgrade 0C, Paris -9C, Brussels -9C,
Bordeaux 9C, Nimes 7C, Venice 5C and Rome 11C. Coastal Norway 0 to -2C in
light NW winds.
Sunny by day and clear at night. Frost severe inland and persisting all day
in many places. A few snow showers in E districts and a little rain at
times in Cornwall and the Channel Islands at first.
Some other 1200 GMT Temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -43C, Olenek -50C, Coastal Iceland -3 to -5C, Chesterfield -36C,
Goose -8C, Gander -1C, Boston 1C, New York 3C, Toronto 0C, Montreal -1C,
Charleston 1C, Pensacola -1C, Dodge City 1C, Regina -19C, Calgary -21C,
Fairbanks -43C and Vancouver 3C.