Synoptic Situation at 0600 23/02/1963            next day

Pressure has risen over central Europe with a ridge across the Br.Isles.
Low S of Iceland has filled but a new one has formed on a triple point SW of
Ireland.  This low is expected to move SE to S Biscay and then the
Mediterranean,  Low, 1004 mb, persists over S Italy with another, 996 mb,
over NW Norway.

Weather over the Br.Isles:

Again there were variable amounts of cloud with W areas seeing the most
sun - Glasgow 9.1 hrs, Wick 8.1 hrs, Belfast 7.1 hrs.  A few snow showers
fell in the far SE and E of England and rain showers in the N and NW of


Gatwick 3C, Guernsey 5C, Plymouth 7C, Culdrose 6C, Scilly 9C, Cardiff 5C,
Birmingham 3C, Watnall 3C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 7C, Eskdalemuir
3C, Glasgow 6C, Wick 6C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 6C, Birr 8C and
Valentia 10C.

Minima:  Gatwick -1C, Guernsey -1C, Plymouth -2C, Culdrose -1C, Scilly 3C,
Cardiff -4C, Birmingham -5C, Watnall -2C, Manchester -2C, Newcastle -1C,
Dyce -9C, Eskdalemuir -11C, Glasgow -6C, Wick -1C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 3C,
Belfast -2C, Birr 1C and Valentia 5C.

Weather over the rest of Europe:

Fronts crossing Scandinavia brought some snow and there was more on the N
flank of the low over Italy.  Winds over W Russia were light and from the N
increasing in strength as they blew over the Balkans, and in the France, Low
countries and Germany, skies cleared under light and variable winds.

Maxima:  Copenhagen -5C, Oslo -14C, Stockholm -6C, Helsinki -9C, Moscow -9C,
Minsk -8C, Warsaw -5C, Belgrade -1C, Berlin -7C, Paris -2C, Brussels -3C,
Brest 6C, Bordeaux 2C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 2C, Venice 5C, Zagreb -1C and Rome

Minima:  Copenhagen -4C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -12C, Minsk -21C,
Warsaw -5C, Berlin -12C, Paris -9C, Brussels -9C, Brest -1C, Bordeaux -2C,
Madrid -1C, Nimes -6C, Venice 0C and Rome 2C.


Much of Midlands, E and NE England will be cloudy with slight snow, but
other places will be dry with some sun.  Frost will be moderate to severe
tonight and remain sub-zero in a few places tomorrow.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:

Verkhoiansk -46C, Murmansk -12C, Jan Mayen -28C, Eureka -42C,
Chesterfield -25C, Goose -14C, Gander 1C, Montreal -24C, Boston -14C, New
York -13C, Washington -13C, Augusta -5C, Pensacola -8C, Dodge City -4C,
Chicago -20C, Minneapolis -21C, Regina -22C, Fort Smith -20C, Fairbanks -22C
and Vancouver 2C.