Synoptic Situation at 0600 24/02/1963
High pressure is now firmly established over Europe with a centre over W
Russia, 1032 mb, and a strong ridge over the Br. Isles. Pressure remains
low S of Italy and W of Biscay. Weak front lies across S.Scandinavia and
another is approaching Iberia.
Weather over the British Isles;
Winds were calm or light south-easterlies; there was variable cloud with
Ronalsdway and Dyce recording 9.0 hrs, and Wick 9.4 hrs. Lights snow
showers fell in the E and SE but most places remained dry.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 6C. Culdrose 6C,, Scilly 7C,
Cardiff 3C, Birmingham 0C, Watnall 2C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce
4C, Eskdalemuir 3C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 7C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 6C,
Birr 7C and Valentia 9C.
Minima: Gatwick -8C (-11), Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -1C. Culdrose 1C, Scilly
3C, Cardiff -4C, Birmingham -8C (-12), Watnall -7C, Manchester -5C,
Newcastle -4C, Dyce -7C, Eskdalemuir -11C, Glasgow -4C, Wick -4C,
Lerwick -1C, Belfast -3C, Birr 1C and Valentia -1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Many areas were dry and clear, but some snow fell in the far SE, and over
Scandinavia early in the period.
Maxima: Copenhagen -3C, Stockholm -5C, Helsinki -4C, Moscow -15C,
Minsk -10C, Warsaw -8C, Belgrade -3C, Berlin -5C, Paris -2C, Brussels -1C,
Brest 6C, Bordeaux 5C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 4C, Venice 4C and Rome 10C.
Minima: Stockholm -11C, Warsaw -9C, Berlin -8C, Belgrade -7C, Hanover -18C,
Paris -9C, Brussels -12C, Brest -1C, Bordeaux -4C, Madrid 4C, Nice -4C,
Venice 0C and Rome -8C.
Forecast: Dry but very cold in most places, with temperatures hardly rising
above zero in England, Wales and S Scotland. Frost will be severe tonight
in these areas. There may be some rain in coastal areas of NW Scotland
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -46C, Murmansk -15C, S Spitzbergen -27C, Jan Mayen -13C,
Thule -17C, Eureka -42C, Chesterfield -29C, Goose -22C, Gander -14C,
Montreal -22C, Boston -12C, New York -12C, Augusta -6C, Nashville -9C, Dodge
City -2C, Bismark -10C, Regina -22C, Fort Smith -30C, Calgary 1C,
Fairbanks -4C and Vancouver 4C.