Synoptic Situation at 0600 25/01/1963
The high over S England and France has moved SE a little, but a
new one is moving quickly E and is located 500 miles W of Ireland, 1036mb,
with a cold front moving SE across the Br.Isles. New low expected to form
SE Greenland. Troughs are moving SE across Scandinavia and another low has
developed over W Russia, 1024mb.
Weather over the British Isles:
A very cold and foggy day over many S districts though a few escaped the fog
and had unbroken sun: Manchester 7.1 hrs, Culdrose 6.7 hrs, Guernsey 7.8 hrs
and Eskdalemuir 4.7 hrs. Cloud increased in the NW as the cold front
approached, bring rain with it late in the period. Behind this front, W
winds are introducing less cold maritime air.
Maxima: Gatwick -3C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 4C, Scilly 6C, Cardiff -4C,
Birmingham -4C, Watnall -6C, Manchester -3C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 3C,
Eskdalemuir 1C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 5C, Belfast -3C, Birr
2C and Valentia 6C.
Minima: Gatwick -9C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -6C, Culdrose 0C, Scilly 2C,
Cardiff -6C, Birmingham -11C, Watnall -11C, Manchester -9C, Newcastle -5C,
Dyce -4C, Eskdalemuir -9C, Glasgow -4C, Wick 1C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 4C,
Belfast -7C, Birr -4C and Valentia -2C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Dry, clear and fine in the W, but less cold and more cloudy in the E as
troughs moved SE.
Maxima: Oslo -10C, Stockholm -1C, Helsinki -2C, and 0 to 2C on the W coast
of Norway. Moscow -9C, Minsk -5C, Warsaw -1C, Belgrade -18C, Berlin -2C,
Copenhagen 2C, Paris -7C, Brest 1C, Bordeaux 1C, Madrid 5C, Nimes 1C and
Minima: Oslo -1C, Stockholm -10C, Helsinki -23C, Minsk -4C, Belgrade -14C,
Warsaw 0C, Berlin -1C, Paris -8C, Brest -9C, Bordeaux -10C, Madrid 1C,
Nimes -9C, Venice -9C and Rome -3C.
Forecast: Most central and E areas will remain frosty with dense fog in
places. N districts will be brighter with a few wintry showers.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -44C, Iceland -1 to +4C, Chesterfield -27C, Goose -25C,
Gander4C, Montreal -21C, Toronto -24C, Chicago -23C, New York -15C (in a
25kn wind), Washington -15C, Charleston -6C, Nashville -25C, Dodge
City -14C, Bismark -25C, Calgary -16C, Fort Smith -33C, Fairbanks -18C and