Synoptic Situation at 0600 13/02/1963
Marked cyclonic development has taken place in mid Atlantic and low, 964 mb, has
moved ENE to 55 N 28W, with troughs approaching Ireland. Weak ridge coves the
Br.Isles and there is still high pressure over N Greenland linked to small high
over Scandinavia and to the Russian high. Troughs have moved SE across
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy in the S and E with widespread, though light, sleet/snow or drizzle.
Clearer air was moving into the N and W as the ridge moved in.
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 3C, Culdrose 3C, Scilly 5C, Cardiff
3C, Birmingham 2C, Watnall 2C, Manchester 3C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 1C,
Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 3C, Birr 2C
and Valentia 6C.
Minima: Cloud in the S and E held temperatures up: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 1C,
Plymouth 0C, Culdrose 1C, Scilly 3C, Cardiff -5C, Birmingham -3C, Watnall -2C,
Shawbury -7C (-10), Manchester -3C, Newcastle -1C, Dyce -8C, Eskdalemuir -11C
(-13), Glasgow -6C, Wick -4C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 2C, Belfast -3C, Birr -2C and
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Rain and snow fell widely over W and central countries in association with the
weak low pressure over Germany, but overnight most rain turned to snow. It was
clearer and colder in the far E and over Scandinavia, except near the front
Maxima: Oslo -8C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -11C, Copenhagen -2C, Moscow -13C,
Minsk -12C, Warsaw -4C, Belgrade 3C, Berlin -1C, Paris 2C, Brussels -1C, Brest
4C, Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 9C, Nimes 8C, Venice 0C and Rome 13C.
Minima: Oslo -4C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -10C, Copenhagen -2C, Minsk -8C,
Warsaw -5C, Belgrade 0C, Berlin -2C, Paris 0C, Brussels -4C, Brest 0C, Bordeaux
2C, Madrid 4C, Nimes 4C, Venice 1C and Rome 1C.
Winds will increase gradually in all areas but not quickly enough to prevent
frost in the E tonight. Strong to gale winds will eventually affect the W where
a thaw is expected. Rain will extend to W and N areas preceded by sleet or snow
over high ground. A slow thaw is expected in most other areas tomorrow.
The thaw with some rain or snow will probably extend to most parts but it may be
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Oimyakon -53C, Murmansk -6C, Iceland 0 to 4C, Chesterfield -22C, Montreal -9C,
Boston 2C, New York 2C, Chicago -16C, Detroit -12C, Augusta 12C, Pensacola -2C,
Dodge City -9C, Regina -12C, Calgary -2C, Fort Smith -14C, Fairbanks -27C and