Synoptic Situation at 0600 19/01/1963
High, 1040mb, has moved slowly N from Scotland and another, 1044mb, has
drifted SE from Greenland towards Norway. A low, 984mb, off NW Spain has
become slow moving and filled a little. A very cold and strong E airflow
will be maintained over SE, central and W Europe. Moderate N winds are
Weather over the British Isles:
Sunny in most places with a few light snow showers in the E and Midlands but
of sleet at times in the NE.
Maxima: Gatwick -2C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth -1C, Scilly 2C, Cardiff -1C,
Birmingham 0C, Watnall 0C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 5C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
2C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 3C, Birr 2C and
Minima: Gatwick -5C, Guernsey -3C, Plymouth -6C, Scilly -3C, Cardiff -6C,
Birmingham -7C, Watnall -7C, Manchester -4C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 1C,
Eskdalemuir -3C, Glasgow -2C, Wick 1C, Lerwick -1C, Tiree 1C, Belfast -1C,
Birr -3C and Valentia -2C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Mostly dry, and calm in a belt from S Norway SE to the Black Sea. W winds
over Scandinavia were replaced by N winds and slightly higher temperatures
than of late.
Maxima: Oslo -5C, Stockholm -11C, Helsinki -11C and +4 to +5 on the W coast
of Norway. Moscow -19C, Minsk-18C, Warsaw -18C, Belgrade -12C, Berlin -13C,
Cologne -18C, Paris -3C, Brest -1C, Bordeaux 4C, Madrid 9C, Nimes 8C,
Venice -4C and Rome 6C.
Minima: Oslo -4C, Stockholm -4C, Helsinki -3C, Minsk -27C, Warsaw -24C,
Belgrade -10C, Berlin -18C, Paris -12C, Brussels -10C, Brest -5C (20kn E
wind), Bordeaux -3C, Madrid 7C, Nimes 2C, Venice -6C (20 kn E wind) and Rome
Forecast The N and NE of Scotland will be cloudy with scattered rain/snow
showers. Elsewhere there will be sunny periods and a few snow showers with
drifting. Frost will be persistent except in the N and will often be very
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -52C, Olenek -54C, Murmansk -4C, Iceland +4 to +6C,
Chesterfield -42C, Goose -24C, Gander -11C, Montreal -17C, Winnipeg -29C,
New York 2C, Augusta 5C, Dodge City -10C, Bismark -30C, Calgary -27C, Fort
Simpson -34C, Fairbanks -12C and Vancouver -1C.