Synoptic Situation at 0600 GMT 14 January 1963
High, 1037mb, W of Scotland has moved a little W and S. Low, 988mb, Baltic
has moved SE a little and deepened. Significant changes are occurring in
the pressure pattern from E Canada to W Europe. Warm air is flowing NE over
the W Atlantic and milder air is beginning to drift from the NW across the
Br.Isles. Active cold front is moving S across central Europe.
Weather over the British Isles:
Light snow showers fell in some S and E areas, turning more to rain in the
NW. Fog persisted in a few places such as Birmingham and Manchester.
Maxima: Gatwick -4C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 0C, Cardiff -2C, Birmingham -3C,
Watnall 0C, Manchester -5C, Newcastle -2C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow
3C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 5C, Belfast -3C, Birr -4C and Valentia 3C.
Minima: Gatwick -6C, Wattisham -9C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -7C,
Cardiff -9C, Birmingham -5C, Watnall -4C, Spurn Head -2C, Manchester -5C,
Newcastle -2C, Dyce 1C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow -5C, Wick 1C, Lerwick -1C,
Tiree 1C, Belfast -6C, Birr -10C and Valentia -3C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Strong E winds were blowing from the Black Sea region across many S areas;
central areas were calmer and W winds over Scandinavia were being replaced
by strong N winds. Some snow fell near the Adriatic and in association with
the troughs moving S from Scandinavia.
Maxima: Oslo -2C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -11C and as low as -29C in the N.
Moscow -22C, Minsk -17C, Warsaw -12C, Belgrade -7C, Prague -17C, Berlin -9C,
Paris -7C, Brussels -6C, Brest 0C, Bordeaux -6C, Madrid 3C, Nimes -4C,
Venice -2C and Rome 7C.
Minima: Oslo -15C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -3C, Minsk -19C, Warsaw -8C,
Belgrade -11C, Berlin -8C and -18C in S Germany, Paris -5C, Brest -5C,
Bordeaux -11C, Madrid -3C, Nimes -13C, Venice -9C and Rome 0C.
Variable cloud in W, N and E coastal areas. More general cloud in the NW
with a chance of light rain by noon tomorrow. Frost with fog patches in
many inland areas tonight but mainly slight to moderate. Slow thaw by day
in low lying areas.
Outlook: Slow thaw continuing with occasional rain in parts of the N and
scattered showers in the SE. Less cold.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -52C, Murmansk -12C, Iceland 1 to -2C, Chesterfield -41C,
Goose -23C, Gander -3C, Boston -2C, Toronto -11C, New York 1C, Augusta 13C,
Pensacola 0C, Dodge City -20C, Regina -25C, Calgary -8C, Fairbanks -11C and