Synoptic Situation at 0600 15/02/1963
Low, 968mb, 300 miles W of Ireland is almost stationary with troughs moving
very slowly E. Milder air has pushed into all of Ireland, Wales, SW England
and SW Scotland. New low, 986 mb, is moving E towards NW Spain. Pressure
remains high over the Greenland- Scandinavia region, with a small low
forming over N Norway.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy everywhere, except behind the fronts over Ireland. Rain fell in a
NW-SE line, with snow in parts of the S and E, and over higher ground of
Scotland, with blizzards in places. Guernsey had 17 mm, Ross-on -Wye 15 mm,
St Mawgan 21 mm - all rain. Dishforth 11 mm, Eskdalemuir 6 mm, Birmingham 5
mm, Dyce 6 mm - all sleet/snow.
Maxima: Gatwick 3C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 6C, Scilly 10C, Cardiff 3C,
Birmingham 2C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 3C, Eskdalemuir
0C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 4C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 5C, Birr 9C and
Minima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 5C, Scilly 7C, Cardiff 1C,
Birmingham 0C, Watnall -1C, Spurn Head -1C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 1C,
Dyce 0C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow 0C, Wick 1C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 3C, Belfast
2C, Birr 4C and Valentia 6C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
High pressure over Russia and central Scandinavia ensured dry and often
clear conditions. Over central Europe, a weak low led to persistent snow
and, further W, advancing fronts brought some rain.
Maxima: Oslo -10C, Stockholm -5C, Copenhagen -4C, Helsinki -10C,
Murmansk -8C, Leningrad -18C, Moscow -12C, Minsk -7C, Warsaw -4C, Belgrade
0C, Berlin -2C, Paris 0C, Brussels 1C, Brest 7C, Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 6C,
Nimes 6C, Venice 7C and Rome 10C.
Minima: Copenhagen -4C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -12C, Minsk -13C,
Warsaw -6C, Berlin -7C, Belgrade -1C, Hanover -11C, Paris 0C, Brussels -6C,
Brest 6C, Bordeaux 7C, Madrid 3C, Nice 5C, Venice 0C and Rome -1C.
Forecast: The marked thaw in the SW will extend slowly across some S
districts, preceded by further sleet/snow. Elsewhere it will be cloudy with
sleet/snow at times. It will be cold or rather cold, but near average
temperatures in the W and SW will extend slowly E over the extreme S.
Outlook: Cold in the E with sleet/snow at times. Rain at times in the S
and SW districts.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Oimyakon -41C, S Spitzbergen -30C, Iceland -6C in the NW and + 4C in the S,
Chesterfield -36C, Eureka -42C, Thule -22C, Goose -4C, Gander 0C,
Boston -6C, Montreal -12C, New York -3C, Augusta 1C, Pensacola -1C, Dodge
City -8C, Bismark -13C, Regina -16C, Calgary -8C, Fort Smith -26C,
Fairbanks -13C and Vancouver 6C.