Synoptic Situation at 0600 22/02/1963
Pressure is rising over the Br.Isles as a high, 1028 mb, to the SW pushes
NE. Low, 1000 mb, Italy. Pressure gradients are small over Europe, except
near the low over Italy. High, Greenland, persists and extends a ridge S to
Iceland. Weak trough is approaching NW areas of the Br.Isles.
Weather over the British Isles:
Light winds, variable amounts of cloud and a few light snow showers.
Sunniest places were in the far SW and SE.
Maxima: Gatwick 4C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 7C, Culdrose 5C, Cardiff 5C,
Birmingham 4C, Watnall 4C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
3C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 4C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 5C, Birr 8C and
Minima: Gatwick -3C, West Raynham -10C, Guernsey 1c, Plymouth 0C,
Culdrose -2C, Scilly 2C, Cardiff -2C, Birmingham -2C, Watnall -1C,
Manchester -1C, Newcastle 0C, Dyce 0C, Eskdalemuir -7C, Glasgow -6C,
Wick -1C, Lerwick -2C, Tiree -2C, Belfast -7C (-11), Birr -6C and Valentia
Weather over the rest of Europe:
With low pressure over Italy, W Russia and N Scandinavia snow fell widely
and clear skies were restricted to S parts of Scandinavia and the Baltic
Maxima: Copenhagen -5C, Oslo -10C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -5C,
Leningrad -12C, Moscow -7C, Minsk -5C, Warsaw -4C, Belgrade 7C, Berlin -3C,
Paris -1C, Brussels -3C, Brest 6C, Bordeaux 6C, Madrid 7C, Nimes 3C, Venice
7C and Rome 9C.
Minima: Copenhagen -10C, Stockholm -17C, Helsinki -14C, Minsk -11C,
Warsaw -8C, Belgrade -3C, Berlin -11C, Paris -8C, Brussels -11C, Brest -1C,
Bordeaux -4C, Nice 1C, Venice 2C and Rome 5C.
Rain showers will continue in NW Scotland and in SW England. The odd snow
shower will linger in E counties, from Lincolnshire to Kent. Other areas
will be dry but fog will form in many parts of England tonight.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -45C, Murmansk -8C, S Spitzbergen -25C, Jan Mayen -25C,
Iceland -3 to +3C, Thule -10C, Chesterfield-23C, Goose -21C, Montreal -16C,
Detroit -17C, Boston 1C, New York -1C, Chicago -21C, Minneapolis -27C,
Nashville -9C, Pensacola 6C, Dodge City -10C, Bismark -27C, Regina -29C,
Calgary -1C, Fort Smith -37C, Fairbanks -12C and Vancouver 4C