Synoptic Situation at 0600 20/01/1963
High, 1040mb, off coast of Norway, is moving slowly SE. A marked trough
which moved W over S areas of the Br.Isles will weaken, but pressure will
remain low SW of Ireland and in the Mediterranean. Strong ESE winds cover
the Br.Isles with gales in exposed places. N winds persist over much of
central and E Scandinavia.
Weather over the British Isles:
Snow showers fell in many S places with drifting, but amounts varied -
Birmingham had 6mm equivalent, St Mawgan 9mm, Culdrose 4mm, Manchester 2mm,
and Watnall 4mm. Scilly was -3C, and wet bulb of -5C, at 1200, with a 26 kn
ENE wind. At 0600, Newcastle was reporting a 45kn wind from the east
Maxima: Gatwick -2C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -2C, Scilly 1C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -1C, Watnall -1C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 3C,
Eskdalemuir 0C, Glasgow 2C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 0C, Birr
0C and Valentia 2C.
Minima: Cloud and wind held temperatures up a little . Gatwick -7C,
Guernsey -8C, Plymouth -6C, Scilly -2C, Cardiff -7C, Birmingham -6C (with
snow and drizzle), Watnall -5C, Manchester -3C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 1C,
Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 1C, Belfast -2C,
Birr -4C and Valentia -3C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
A trough moving SSW from Scandinavia took snow across many E areas reaching
from NE Scotland to Denmark to Poland by 0600. Clearer and drier weather
followed. Troughs in the far S produced some rain/snow in parts of SW
France, S Italy and the Balkans.
Maxima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm 2C, Helsinki -1C, Murmansk -7C in a 35kn N
wind, Moscow -20C, Minsk -10C, Belgrade -9C, Warsaw -16C, Berlin -11C,
Paris -9C, Brussels -8C, Brest -4C, Bordeaux -6C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 6C,
Venice -5C and Rome 6C.
Minima: Oslo -12C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -11C, Minsk -13C, Warsaw -12C,
Belgrade -9C, Berlin -14C, Brussels -5C, Brest -10C, Bordeaux 3C, Madrid 7C,
Nimes 5C, Venice -10C and Rome 2C. Don't forget these are the 0600 temperatures
Bordeaux is not a mistake.
Scotland will have some showers of rain/snow in the E. Snow showers over N
Ireland, NW England and N Wales will die out. Other places will be cloudy
with a little snow or freezing rain at times. Very cold.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Iceland +2 to +6C, Chesterfield -32C, Goose -22C, Gander -6C, Montreal -8C,
New York 1C, Chicago -13C, Pensacola 11C, Dodge City -21C, Rapid City -30C,
Regina -28C, Bismarck -32C, Calgary -4C, Fairbanks -5C and Vancouver -3C.