Synoptic Situation at 0600 17/02/1963           next day

Low, west of Ireland yesterday, has continued to fill steadily.  The
depression which moved NE across the W North Atlantic yesterday, turned N
and has been absorbed into a deep depression moving slowly into the Davis
Straight.  Minor lows are moving E at about 35-40N.  High pressure will
continue to build S across the British Isles.  Pressure remains low over
much of central Europe, but remains high over N Scandinavia.

Weather over the British Isles:

Mostly cloudy in S areas all period, but clearer conditions were moving into
the far N and E.  Snow showers were widespread but light and a little rain
fell in the far S and SW.  Winds were from the E, then NE later in the E.
Snow cover was reported from most stations apart from parts of NW England, N
Scotland and Ireland, away from the N

Maxima:  Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 3C, Culdrose 4C, Scilly 8C,
Cardiff 0C, Birmingham 1C, Watnall 0C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 3C,
Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow 2C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 2C, Birr
4C and Valentia 8C.

Minima:  Gatwick -1C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 0C, Culdrose 0C, Scilly 3C,
Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -2C, Watnall -4C, Carlisle -6C, Manchester -2C,
Newcastle 0C, Dyce -4C, Eskdalemuir -7C, Glasgow -6C, Wick -5C, Lerwick -5C,
Tiree -5C, Belfast -4C, Birr 0C and Valentia 2C.

Weather over the rest of Europe:

Low pressure over central areas was linked to widespread snow, but rain in
the far W of France.  Mild air was sweeping across S Italy into the Balkans.
Snow fell in Finland and S Sweden but further N it was clear and dry.

Maxima:  Oslo -17C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -5C, Copenhagen -3C,
Murmansk -15C, Leningrad -6C, Moscow -5C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -5C, Belgrade
3C, Berlin 0C, Paris 4C, Brussels 2C, Brest 7C, Bordeaux 8C, Madrid 10C,
Nimes 8C and  Venice 5C.

Minima:  Copenhagen -3C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -6C and -37C in the far N
of Scandinavia.  Minsk -7C, Warsaw -12C, Berlin -1C, Paris 0C, Brussels -3C,
Brest 3C, Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 5C, Nimes 5C, Venice 2C and Rome 9C.

Forecast:  It will remain very cold with persistent frost this afternoon and
severe tonight. Snow showers will be restricted to E and SE England and E
Scotland.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:  Verkhoiansk -34C, Iceland 2 to 4C, SE
Greenland +1C, Eureka -41C, Chesterfield -38C, Goose -4C, Gander -10C,
Boston -15C, New York -12C, Washington -12C, Pensacola -5C, Dodge City -1C,
Bismark -5C, Regina -7C, Calgary -1C, Fort Smith -21C and Fairbanks -16C.