Synoptic Situation at 0600 14/01/1963         next day

Intense low, 960 mb, 400 miles W of Ireland is moving slowly E and its
fronts are slowly crossing the Br.Isles, though with marked troughing behind
them as a cold pool moves E into Biscay.  Pressure remains high over
Greenland and Scandinavia, and into Russia..  At 0600, the main trough lies
from NW Ireland to Cornwall.  Pressure remains relatively low over central

Weather over the British Isles:

Bright or sunny over most areas by day with cloud increasing in the far W..
Light snow fell at first in the SE and light rain or sleet in the far W.
Overnight strong SE wind developed in the W and moderate to heavy rain moved
into Ireland with sleet in the Hebrides.  Post front, the winds slackened
and veered to the SW.  Wettest station overnight was Valentia with 19 mm,
Belfast had 7 mm and Tiree 2 mm.

Maxima:   Gatwick 3C, Guernsey 5C, Plymouth 6C, Culdrose 7C, Scilly 9C,
Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 3C, Watnall 4C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 3C,
Eskdalemuir 0C, Glasgow 2C, Wick 4C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 4C, Birr
7C and Valentia 9C.

Minima:  With cloud and winds increasing, temperatures held up or rose late,
except in the E.  Gatwick -9C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 5C, Scilly 7C, Cardiff
1C, Birmingham -3C, Watnall -3C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle -2C, Dyce 0C,
Eskdalemuir -7C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 2C, Lerwick2C, Tiree 2C, Belfast 2C, Birr
5C and Valentia 6C.

Weather over the rest of Europe:

Clear in the far E , but cloudier with snow in many central areas.

Maxima:  Oslo -7C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -10C, Copenhagen -1C,
Murmansk -13C, Moscow -10C, Minsk -9C, Warsaw -4C, Belgrade 2C, Berlin 0C,
Paris 2C, Brussels 0C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 6C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 8C, Venice 4C
and Rome 12C.

Minima:  Oslo -5C, Copenhagen -4C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -15C, Minsk -5C,
Warsaw -5C, Belgrade 0C, Berlin -2C, Paris -3C, Brussels -7C, Brest 8C (warm
sector), Bordeaux 0C, Madrid 1C, Nice 2C, Venice -1C and Rome 6C.

Forecast:  Rain in the W will move very slowly NE with snow on high ground
from the N Pennines northward.  There will also be sleet and snow in the E
Midlands and E districts of England as far S as East Anglia.  In the far E
this will be slow to turn to rain.  There will be a marked thaw in the W but
this will be slow extending to the extreme E.

Outlook:  Rain at times in most places - thaw extending to remaining areas.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures

Verkhoiansk -37C, Iceland 0 to +2C, Thule -19C, Chesterfield -27C,
Goose -19C, Gander -8C, Boston -1C, New York -2C, Nashville -6C, Dodge
City -4C, Bismark -6C, Chicago -15C, Minneapolis -9C, Regina -8C, Fort
Smith -17C, Fairbanks -15C and  Vancouver 1C.