Synoptic Situation at 0600 26/02/1963        next day

Deep low, 980 mb, has moved NE and now N to just S of Iceland with trough
approaching W areas of Br.Isles.  Main high, 1036 mb, now over E Baltic with
strong ridge to Low Countries and Br.Isles. Pressure remains low in the Med.
with E winds on its N flank.

Weather over the British Isles;

Sunny by day and clear and frosty at night in all except the far NW.  The
Hebrides and Shetlands were the only places recording any rain.  Fog
persisted in a few parts of England but was less widespread overnight.

Maxima:  Gatwick 4C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 5C, Culdrose 5C, Scilly, 6C,
Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 1C, Watnall 3C, Manchester 3C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 4C,
Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 5C, Birr
7C and Valentia 8C.

Minima:  Gatwick -7C, Guernsey -1C, Plymouth 0C, Culdrose 1C, Scilly 3C,
Cardiff -4C, Birmingham -8C (-13), Watnall -7C, Manchester -4C,
Newcastle -7C, Dyce -6C, Eskdalemuir -13C (-16C), Glasgow -3C, Wick 1C,
Lerwick 2C, Tiree 2C, Belfast -1C , Birr 1C and Valentia 5C.

Weather over the rest of Europe:

With high pressure dominant, many places were clear, but a trough from
Moscow to the W, produced more cloud towards the Baltic States.

Maxima:  Oslo -3C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -10C, Leningrad -13C, Moscow -7C,
Minsk -8C, Warsaw -3C, Belgrade -2C,  Berlin -2C, Paris -1C, Brussels -2C,
Brest 3C, Bordeaux 2C. Madrid 7C, Nimes 5C, Venice 2C.

Minima:  Copenhagen -1C, Stockholm -6C, Helsinki -29C, Minsk -19C,
Warsaw -14C, Belgrade -12C, Paris -7C, Brussels -9C, Brest -2C,
Bordeaux -4C, Madrid 5C, Nice 2C, Venice -4C and Rome 4C.

Forecast:  In Scotland and Ireland it will be cloudy with a little rain in
places.  Elsewhere it will be dry with long sunny periods by day and some
mist or fog at night.  Except in the far NW it will be cold or very cold.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:

Verkhoiansk  -34C, Oimyakon -46C, Murmansk -10C, Jan Mayen -1C, Iceland 0
to+ 5C, Thule -25C, Chesterfield -29C, Goose -22C, Gander -11C, Boston -6C,
Montreal -15C, New York -5C, Pensacola 0C, Dodge City 4C, Bismark -25C,
Regina -18C, Fort Smith -28C, Fairbanks -4C and Vancouver 6C.