Synoptic Situation at 0600 01/02/1963
High, 1048mb, lies SW of Iceland and is linked to High, 1040mb, over central
Scandinavia. Trough is moving W across the Br.Isles, followed by clearer
and drier air. Pressure remains low in the Mediterranean and near the
Weather over the British Isles:
Snow fell in many places during the whole period but was more in the form of
showers in the N.
Maxima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 3C, Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 2C,
Watnall 3C, Manchester 3C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow
4C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 4C, Birr 4C and Valentia 4C.
Minima: Gatwick -6C, Guernsey -1C, Plymouth 0C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -4C, Watnall -4C (-12), Manchester -2C, Newcastle 0C, Dyce 0C,
Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 1C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 2C, Belfast -1C,
Birr -3C and Valentia -1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Clear over Scandinavia but snow fell along a trough extending from Finland
to N France. Skies were largely clear to the S of this trough except in the
far SE where more snow fell.
Maxima: Oslo -8C, Stockholm -5C, Helsinki -10C and down to -20C in the far
N. Moscow -9C, Minsk -15C, Warsaw -15C, Belgrade -6C, Berlin -13C,
Paris -6C, Brussels -6C, Brest -1C, Bordeaux -2C, Madrid 3C, Nimes -3C,
Venice -1C and Rome 0C.
Minima: Oslo -13C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -16C and -31 in the far N.
Minsk -12C, Warsaw -12C, Belgrade -9C, Berlin -10C, Paris -8C, Brussels -4C,
Brest 0C, Bordeaux -9C, Madrid 0C, Nimes -11C, Venice -9C and Rome 4C.
Very cold in the S with unbroken frost, severe at night. A little less cold
elsewhere with day temperatures just above zero. Bright intervals away from
the E coast but all places are liable to have snow showers, heavy at times
with moderate to heavy falls in parts of the S.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Murmansk -20C, Iceland -2 to +5C, SE Greenland +4C, Chesterfield -28C,
Goose -23C, gander -4C, Boston -8C, Montreal -21C, New York -5C, Pensacola
9C, Dodge City -9C, Bismark -22C Regina -13C, Calgary -7C, Fort Smith -32C
and Vancouver -1C.