Synoptic Situation at 0600 13/01/1963
High, 1034mb, stretching from Iceland to Germany is pulling W as a deepening
wave moved SE from Greenland across Scandinavia into the Baltic. Pressure
is falling in the North Sea and a cold front is expected to move into some N
and E districts of the British Isles. Low, 1000mb, Adriatic, is stationary
with a cold front moving SW across Iberia.
Weather over the British Isles:
Just a few snow showers, mainly in the E: Newcastle receiving the most - 4mm
rain equivalent. Most places had sun though fog persisted at a few
stations, such as Birmingham and Manchester.: Thorney Island 5.3hrs,
Aberporth 6.4 hrs Newcastle 2.9 hrs, Benbecula 6.8 hrs and Valentia 5.5 hrs.
Maxima: Gatwick -3C, Hurn -5C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 1C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -3C, Watnall 0C, Manchester -6C, Newcastle 0C, Dyce -1C,
Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow 0C, Wick -2C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 0C,
Birr -2C and Valentia 2C.
Minima: Gatwick -16C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -6C, Birmingham -6C,
Shawbury -11C, Watnall -7C, Manchester -9C, Newcastle -5C, Dyce -7C,
Eskdalemuir -16C, Glasgow -11C, Wick -6C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree -5C,
Belfast -10C, Birr -12C and Valentia -2C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Cold air moved further W and S into Spain and S France. Snow moved across
Scandinavia as the low moved in from the NW and more snow fell in S
countries near the low in the Adriatic. Many other places were fine and
Maxima: Oslo -9C, Stockholm -12C, Helsinki -7C, Murmansk -13C, Moscow -23C,
Minsk -16C, Warsaw -15C, Belgrade 4C, Prague -13C, Berlin -10C, Munich -11C,
Paris -5C, Brussels -10C, Brest 1C, Bordeaux -4C, Madrid 7C, Nimes 3C,
Venice -1C and Rome 15C.
Minima: Oslo -2C, Stockholm -11C, Helsinki -11C, Minsk -13C, Warsaw -20C,
Belgrade -8C, Munich -16C, Berlin -12C and -24C in parts of S Germany,
Cologne -13C, Paris -10C, Brussels -8C, Brest -6C, Bordeaux -9C, Madrid 0C,
Nimes -8C, Venice -3C and Rome 7C.
Continuing cold but less cold than recently with reduced severity of frost.
Some sleet or snow is expected, chiefly in the N and E. Fog will affect a
few W areas where frost might still be very severe..
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -43C, Archangel -26C, Leningrad -25C, Iceland 2 to -10C in calm
air, SW Greenland +5 to +6C, Chesterfield -39C, Goose -27C, Gander -4C,
Montreal -12C, Chicago -3C, New York 2C, Pensacola 14C, Dodge City -24C,
Rapid City -23C, Regina -29C, Calgary -12C, Fairbanks -10C and