Synoptic Situation at 0600 17/01/1963
The high over Scandinavia has moved slowly SW with a strong ridge over
Scotland. A cold front over S areas of England and Wales moved slowly SW
and cleared Scilly. Low just W of Portugal, 996mb, almost stationary.
Weather over the British Isles:
Light snow fell in many places with sleet in the far SW. Sunshine was
limited with only parts of the SW and parts of Scotland seeing much:
Glasgow 4.3 hrs, Plymouth 5.5 hrs, Eskdalemuir 4.6 hrs but most stations
recorded little or none. Overnight skies cleared in places and temperatures
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 5C, Plymouth 5C, Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 0C,
Watnall -1C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 1C, Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow
2C, Wick 2C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 3C, Birr 3C and Valentia 4C.
Minima: Gatwick -5C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -5C, Scilly -2C, Cardiff -7C,
Birmingham -13C (-18), Shawbury -12C, Watnall -9C, Manchester -6C,
Newcastle -1C, Dyce -11C, Eskdalemuir -13C, Glasgow -7C, Wick -7C,
Lerwick -1C, Tiree -1C, Belfast -1C, Birr -4C and Valentia -1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Mostly dry with light winds except from S Scandinavia through Denmark to
Maxima: Oslo -16C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -20C, and -3 to -7C on the W
coast. Moscow -18C, Minsk -20C, Warsaw -17C, Belgrade -12C, Prague -10C,
Berlin -5C, Copenhagen -7C (in 25kn wind), Paris 2C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux -1C,
Nimes 4C, Madrid 6C, Venice -2C and Rome 6C.
Minima: Oslo -11C, Stockholm -16C, Helsinki -16C, and +1 to +3 on the W
coast as SW winds encroached. Minsk -25C, Warsaw -13c, Belgrade -20C,
Munich -21C, Berlin -9C, Brussels -9C (in 15kn wind), Paris -13C, Brest -1C,
Bordeaux -5C, Madrid 4C, Nice 4C, Venice -3C and Rome 4C.
Forecast: Remaining very cold with severe or very severe frost at night.
Mostly dry and sunny but snow showers in E and NE England and SE Scotland.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -40C, Murmansk -5C, Iceland +2C to +6C, Chesterfield -35C,
Goose -23C, Gander -7C, Boston -9C, New York -12C, Toronto -20C,
Chicago -22C, Pittsburgh -11C, Nashville -8C, Dodge City -6C, Regina -22C,
Calgary -9C, Fort Smith -38C, Fairbanks -3C and Vancouver 2C.