Synoptic Situation at 0600 25/02/1963
High centred Holland, 1032 mb, has strong ridge across the Br. Isles and
east into Russia. Pressure remains low in the Med. and near Iceland, with
mild air flooding NE towards Scandinavia. Small low, 1012 mb, Baltic
States with front linking back to the low near Iceland.
Weather over the British Isles:
Most places were sunny and there was no recorded precipitation by day and
just a little at night in the far NW.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 3C, Culdrose 3C, Scilly 5C,
Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -1C, Watnall 0C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce
2C, Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 3C,
Birr 5C and Valentia 7C.
Minima: Gatwick -12C (-14), Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -3C, Culdrose 0C,
Scilly 3C, Cardiff -5C, Birmingham -12C (-15), Watnall -8C, Manchester -7C,
Newcastle -7C, Dishforth -11C, Dyce -6C, Eskdalemuir -12C, Glasgow -4C,
Wick -2C, Lerwick -1C, Tiree 1C, Belfast -2C, Birr 1C and Valentia 5C
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Skies were clear in Germany and places further west and SW and over N
Scandinavia. Snow was confined to parts of S Scandinavia, the Baltic States
and near the Adriatic.
Maxima: Copenhagen 0C, Oslo -12C, Stockholm -1C, Helsinki -3C, SW Norway
+4C, Murmansk -14C, Moscow -9C, Minsk -7C, Warsaw -7C, Belgrade -2C,
Berlin -5C, Paris -2C, Brussels -4C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 2C, Madrid 6C, Nimes
3C, Venice 3C and Rome 8C.
Minima: Stockholm -6C, Copenhagen 0C, Helsinki -18C, Minsk -11C,
Warsaw -8C, Berlin -8C, Paris -8C, Brussels -11C, Brest -5C, Bordeaux -5C,
Madrid 2C, Nimes -7C, Venice -1C and Rome 2C.
Forecast: Dry but very cold with maxima near zero in many parts, apart from
Ireland, and with a severe frost tonight. Rain or sleet in coastal areas of
the W and NW tonight.
Outlook: Uncertain in the SW, but little change otherwise.
Some other 1200 GMT temperature:
Verkhoiansk -46C, Jan Mayen -22C, Iceland 1 to +7C, Thule -22C,
Chesterfield -31C, Goose -21C, Gander -14C, Montreal -9C, Boston -4C, New
York 1C, Pensacola 4c, Chicago -16C, Minneapolis -22C, Winnipeg -22C, Dodge
City -3C, Regina -13C, Fort Smith -19C, Fairbanks -4C and Vancouver 5C.