Synoptic Situation at 0600 12/02/1963
Shallow low over W Europe yesterday has moved E and a ridge has moved slowly
SE towards NW GB. This ridge will dominate the weather but weak frontal
troughs will advance slowly from the Atlantic into NW districts. Russian
high, 1036 mb, persists, with other high centres over Scandinavia and E
Greenland. Pressure remains low in the Mediterranean with one centre near
Venice and another near a triple point over the Pyrenees.
Weather over The British Isles:
Cloudy in all areas, though clearer skies moved into the far NW overnight.
Light rain and drizzle fell in S and E counties of England, sometimes
freezing and with a little sleet or snow. Amounts were small everywhere.
Snow was lying still over most areas except the very far SW and parts of N
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 6C, Plymouth 4C, Culdrose 5C, Cardiff 1C,
Birmingham 0C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
1C, Glasgow 2C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 2C, Birr 1C and
Minima: Gatwick -1C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth -2C, Culdrose -1C, Scilly 3C,
Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -1C, Watnall -1C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 1C,
Dyce -1C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow -2C, Wick -4C, Lerwick -2C, Tiree 1C,
Belfast -1C, Birr -1C and Valentia 1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Cloudy in all nearly all areas with rain/snow in the S and snow over parts
of Scandinavia, as fronts moved E and weakened. Clearer and drier air was
pushing W into parts of E Europe from Russia.
Maxima: Oslo -12C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -12C, Copenhagen -3C,
Murmansk -9C, Moscow -10C, Minsk -11C, Warsaw -5C, Belgrade 3C, Berlin -1C,
Paris 1C, Brussels 3C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 9C, Madrid 9C, Nimes 6C, Venice 3C
and Rome 11C.
Minima: Oslo -4C, Stockholm -4C, Helsinki -14C, Minsk -11C, Warsaw -7C,
Belgrade 1C, Berlin -2C, Paris 1C, Brussels -2C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 4C,
Madrid 6C, Nimes 2C, Venice 2C and Rome 10C.
Forecast: Gradually becoming less cold in the NW and extreme W with
occasional rain or sleet later chiefly in Ireland, Scotland and Irish Sea
coasts. Snow showers over England and Wales becoming confined to the E
coast. Overnight frost in many places
Outlook: Less cold in most parts with some rain chiefly in the N and W.
Probably still cold in the SE.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures: Oimyakon -54C, S Spitzbergen -21C,
Iceland -5 to +C, Goose -19C, Gander -2C, Chesterfield -25C, Montreal -9C,
Boston 0C, Washington 4C, Pensacola 13C, Dodge City -12C, Bismark -15C,
Regina -18C, Calgary -6C, Fort Smith -8C, Fairbanks -27C and Vancouver 1C