Synoptic Situation at 0600 11/01/1963            next day

High, 1036mb, centred E Greenland, extends to N Scotland.Low, SW of Ireland
has filled.  Low, mid Atlantic, will move ESE towards NW Spain and pressure
over the Mediterranean will remain low.  Trough run W to E from Bordeaux and
others lie W to E in the Med.  Low, 1006mb, is approaching N Norway from the

Weather over the British Isles:

Mostly sunny or clear with 7.0 hrs at West Raynham, 6.5 hrs at Birmingham,
5.6 hrs at Bristol, 6.0 hrs at Manchester, 3.5 hrs at Newcastle, 4.5 hrs at
Eskdalemuir 4.1 hrs at Glasgow, 6.1 hrs at Tiree, 2.4 hrs at Wick, 5.7 hrs
at Belfast 6,1 hrs at Birr and 4.8 hrs on Valentia.  There were a few snow
showers in E coastal districts extending to the Midlands, at times.

Maxima:  Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 1C, Cardiff 1C, Birmingham 1C,
Watnall 1C, Newcastle 3C, Manchester 2C, Dyce 0C, Eskdalemuir 0C, Glasgow
2C, Wick 1C, Lerwick -1C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 3C, Birr 3C and Valentia 4C.

Minima:  Gatwick -5C, Cardington -16C, Guernsey -1C, Plymouth -4C,
Cardiff -5C, Birmingham -8C, Shawbury -14C, Watnall -6C, Newcastle 0C,
Manchester -5C, Dyce -4C, Eskdalemuir -6C, Glasgow -6C, Wick -9C,
Lerwick -5C, Tiree -5C, Belfast -6C, Birr -3C and Valentia 1C.

Weather over the rest of Europe:

Dull and mild in the far S and W but clearer and much colder in many N
areas.  Some snow fell along a line from central France, through the Alps to
SE Europe and in the far N of Scandinavia.

Maxima:  Oslo -14C, Stockholm -14C, Helsinki -20C, and -25 further N.
Moscow -12C, Minsk -10C, Warsaw -11C, Belgrade 3C, Berlin -11C,
Brussels -10C, Paris -2C, Bordeaux 14C, Madrid 9C, Nimes 13C, Venice 6C and
Rome 13C.

Minima:  Oslo -7C, Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -21C, Copenhagen -9C and down
to -29C further N.  Minsk -13C, Warsaw -12C, Berlin -12C, Cologne -17C,
Paris -8C, Brussels -9C, Bordeaux 8C, Madrid 6C, Nines 3C, Venice 5C and
Rome 12C.


Very cold with severe or very severe frost inland at night. Mostly clear but
a few snow showers may fall in the NE.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:

Verkhoiansk -50C, Murmansk -12C, Iceland 1 to -8C in light winds,
Chesterfield -34C, Toronto 1C, Montreal 2C, New York 2C, Pepsacola 11C,
Dodge City 0C, Rapid city -19C, Regina -27C, Calgary -32C, Watson Lake -46C,
Fairbanks -27C and Vancouver -7C.