Synoptic Situation at 0600 22/01/1963
The high over S Norway has moved SW to be just off NE England, 1044mb, and
is expected to be over the Irish Sea by tomorrow. Strong cyclonic
development is occurring over E Canada and a marked pressure fall will occur
later over the Denmark Straight with a secondary pressure fall towards the
depression slow moving near Madeira. The high near the Br.Isles is expected
to retrogress further W.
Weather over the British Isles:
An almost totally dry day with plenty of sun: Gatwick 7.7 hrs, Birmingham
6.7 hrs, Tiree 6.0 hrs, Belfast 6.4 hrs but cloudy along parts of the E and
Maxima: Gatwick -1C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 0C, Scilly 5C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -2C, Manchester -1C, Watnall -1C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 2C,
Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 2C, Birr
2C and Valentia 5C.
Minima: Gatwick -9C (-15), Guernsey -3C, Wattisham -11C, Cardington -17C
(-20), Ross-on-Wye -13C (-22), Birmingham -13C (-18), Cardiff -7C,
Plymouth -3C, Watnall -12C, Manchester -7C, Newcastle -5C, Dyce -4C,
Eskdalemuir -11C, Glasgow -9C, Wick -1C, Lerwick -1C, Tiree 0C, Belfast -3C,
Birr -5C and Valentia 1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Mostly dry and clear, but some snow fell in the far SE, and SW France, as
well as over parts of N Scandinavia where troughs were moving SE into
Maxima: Oslo -9C, Stockholm -9C, Helsinki -14C, Moscow -24C, Minsk -12C,
Belgrade -11C, Warsaw -13C, Prague -10C, Berlin -4C, Paris -3C,
Brussels -5C, Brest 1C, Bordeaux 6C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 3C, Venice -2C and
Minima: Oslo -13C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -10C, Minsk -12C, Warsaw -11C,
Belgrade -20C, Berlin -10C, Paris -8C, Brussels -12C, Brest -5C,
Bordeaux -5C, Madrid 2C, Nimes -1C, Venice -9C and Rome-2C.
Persistent frost becoming very severe tonight in may places. Clear skies
generally, but some fog patches will form in industrial areas and will
persist for much of tomorrow. Outlook: The high is expected to decline and
move S, but it will remain very cold with some fog and extensive frost.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -32C, Murmansk -7C, Iceland +4 to +6C, Chesterfield -44C,
Goose -14C, Gander 2C, Montreal -14C, Detroit -19C, Chicago -25C, New
York -5C, Augusta -1C, Dodge City -7C, Calgary 3C, Regina -17C, Fort
Smith -36C and Vancouver 0C.