Synoptic Situation at 0600 16/01/1963
The low near SE Iceland turned more sharply than expected and moved S across
Scotland and into Ireland. It will turn further SW and be absorbed by the
stationary low, 1004mb, near Portugal. Another wave centre near S Norway,
yesterday, deepened and moved S into Holland and will now turn away SE
across Europe. The Scandinavian High has intensified and moved S a little,
1040mb. The NW airstream over the British Isles has been rapidly replaced
by an easterly with a trough moving into E England and Scotland by 0600.
Weather over the British Isles
Sunshine in some E areas with some rain moving S across W districts. This
became more wintry overnight and some light snow moved into E Britain late
in the period.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 5C, Plymouth 4C, Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 2C,
Watnall 2C, Newcastle 2C, Manchester 1C, Dyce 3C, Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow
6C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 3C, Birr 4C and Valentia 6C.
Minima: Gatwick-3C, Guernsey -1C, Plymouth -2C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -3C, Watnall -1C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce -2C,
Eskdalemuir -3C, Glasgow -1C, Wick 0C, Lerwick -2C, Tiree 0C, Belfast 0C,
Birr 0C and Valentia 1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Snow fell in parts of S Scandinavia and E Europe as a low moved ESE. More
fell along a trough moving W across Germany and the Low Countries.
Maxima: Oslo -14C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -12C, and -31C in the N.
Moscow -17C, Minsk -16C, Warsaw -10C, Belgrade -10C, Berlin -8C, Paris 1C,
Brussels -1C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 0C, Madrid 7C, Nimes 3C, Venice -1C and
Minima: Oslo -15C, Helsinki -21C, Minsk -16C, Warsaw -8C, Belgrade -22C,
Berlin -11C, Paris 0C, Brussels 1C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux -7C, Madrid 0C,
Nimes -5C, Venice -10C and Rome -4C.
Forecast: Becoming colder again with severe frost at night and persisting
through the day in places. Slight snow in many areas today will be replaced
by snow showers in the E and N.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Iceland -1 to + 3C, SW Greenland 4C, Chesterfield -36C, Goose -23C,
Gander -4C, Toronto -17C, New York -3C, Chicago -24C, Minneapolis -32C,
Charleston 2C, Pensacola -2C, Dodge City -11C, Rapid City -22C, Regina -22C,
Fort Smith -33C, Fairbanks -5C.