Synoptic Situation at 0600 16/02/1963
Low, 980 mb, W of Ireland has been filling. A broad trough extends from the
depression across France to central Germany. Minor lows have been moving E
across Spain and the Mediterranean. A depression will move E across the
Atlantic and will approach Ireland tomorrow. High, 1024mb, E Greenland,
stationary with cell over S Scandinavia, 1008mb, but the Russian high has
pulled back a little.
Milder air has been steadily moving E as far as Germany and the Alps.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy in most parts all period, with rain in the far SW and sleet/snow
elsewhere. Cardiff with 10 mm recorded the most (snow) with Guernsey 9 mm,
Plymouth 5 mm and Roches Point 9 mm. Winds were from the SE or E, and
freshened overnight in all except the far SW.
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 8C, Plymouth 7C, Culdrose 10C, Scilly 11C,
Cardiff 1C, Birmingham 1C, Watnall 0C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 2C,
Eskdalemuir 0C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 4C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 3C, Birr
9C and Valentia 10C.
Minima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 2C, Culdrose 3C, Scilly 5C,
Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -2C, Wagnall -3C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 0C,
Dyce -1C, Eskdalemuir -5C, Glasgow -2C, Wick 0C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 1C,
Belfast 0C, Birr 2C and Valentia 3C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Bands of rain and showers moved across W areas with snow over the Low
Countries, parts of Germany and the Baltic States. A cold front, moving S
across Scandinavia, brought some snow with it.
Maxima: Oslo -11C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -9C, Copenhagen -4C,
Murmansk -10C, Leningrad -6C, Minsk -4C, Warsaw -3C, Belgrade -3C,
Berlin -2C, Paris 3C, Brussels -1C, Brest 9C, Bordeaux 11C, Madrid 5C, Nimes
9C. Venice 2C and Rome 8C.
Minima: Stockholm -9C. Helsinki -9C, Copenhagen -4C and -26C in the far N
of Sweden. Minsk -6C, Warsaw -5C, Berlin -3C, Paris 3C, Brussels 1C, Brest
4C, Bordeaux 6C, Madrid 7C, Nimes 4C, Venice 0C and Rome 4C.
Forecast: A very cold to cold E to NE airstream will cover most places.
Temperatures will remain near freezing for the rest of today and slight
frost will be widespread tonight. Snow showers will occur in many places,
chiefly in the E and central areas.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -41C, Iceland 2 to 6C, Thule -19C, Eureka -39C,
Chesterfield -39C, Goose -3C, Gander -5C, Montreal -16C, Boston -6C, New
York -6C, Washington -7C, Augusta -2C, Pensacola -2C, Dodge City -5C, Rapid
City -5C, Regina -10C, Calgary -4C, Fort Smith -17C, Fairbanks -13C and