Synoptic Situation at 0600 21/02/1963
Main low, 996 mb, is now over Italy and another over N Scandinavia, 992 mb.
High, 1040 mb, N Canada has a strong ridge across Greenland to Iceland and
just to the N of Scotland. A weak trough is approaching Ireland. Low, 1004
mb, lies just W of the Azores. Winds over all of Europe are light except in
the Rhone Valley where the Mistral is blowing.
Weather over the British Isles.
There were light winds with variable cloud. Valentia was the sunniest with
8.7 hrs followed by Culdrose with 7.8 hrs. There were light snow showers in
many places with rain in the far NW.
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 4C, Culdrose 2C, Scilly 4C,
Cardiff 3C, Birmingham 3C, Watnall 3C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 2C,
Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 7C, Belfast 5C, Birr
4C and Valentia 5C.
Minima: Gatwick -1C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 1C, Culdrose -1C, Scilly 4C,
Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -1C, Watnall -3C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 0C,
Dyce -1C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow -3C, Wick 0C, Lerwick -1C, Tiree -1C,
Belfast -4C, Birr -2C and Valentia -4C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
With low pressure being dominant, cloud amounts were large and snow fell
Maxima: Oslo -18C, Copenhagen -6C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -13C,
Leningrad -14C, Moscow -8C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -3C, Belgrade 5C, Berlin -5C,
Paris -2C, Brussels -4C, Brest -1C, Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 9C, Nimes 12C,
Venice 4C and Rome 14C.
Minima: Copenhagen -18C, Stockholm -17C, Helsinki -9C, Minsk -6C,
Warsaw -6C, Belgrade 0C, Berlin -4C, Paris -4C, Brussels -7C, Brest 2C,
Bordeaux -1C, Madrid 1C, Nimes -4C, Venice 2C and Rome 7C.
Forecast: Less cold generally with some sun in most places but also
scattered showers, of rain in the W, but sleet or snow in the E. A daytime
thaw will occur in most places but frost will be widespread tonight with
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -31C, Murmansk -12C, S Spitzbergen -27C, Jan Mayen -25C,
Chesterfield -32C, Goose -31C, Gander -14C, Montreal -9C, Boston 2C, New
York 3C, Augusta -1C, Pensacola 1C, Dodge City 2C, Bismark -20C,
Regina -31C, Fort Smith -42C, Fairbanks -5C and Vancouver 6C.