Synoptic Situation at 0600 27/01/1963         next day

High, 1046mb, has moved over Ireland and is now moving slowly E with strong
ridging to both Scandinavia and central Europe.Weak troughs are moving round
the high from the central Atlantic to Iceland and then down into
Scandinavia.  A new high is forming near Newfoundland and is expected to
move E.  Pressure remains low in the central Mediterranean, 1012mb.

Weather over the British Isles:

There were variable amounts of cloud with Culdrose being the sunniest with
7.0 hrs.  Fog persisted in a few places but generally it was less cold than
of late.

Maxima:  Positively spring like and mildest for weeks!  Gatwick 5C, Guernsey
6C, Plymouth 7C, Scilly 9C, Birmingham 4C, Cardiff 4C, Watnall 6C,
Manchester 5C, Newcastle 6C, Eskdalemuir 8C, Dyce 5C, Glasgow 8C, Wick 7C,
Lerwick 6C, Tiree 8C, Belfast 5C, Birr 3C and Valentia 8C.

Minima: Large cloud amounts held temperatures up in many places in the S and
E. Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 0C, Cardiff -2C, Scilly 4C, Birmingham
1C, Shawbury -4C, Watnall 2C, Anglesey -4C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 4C,
Dyce 1C, Eskdalemuir 1C, Glasgow -5C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 2C,
Belfast -5C, Birr -5C and Valentia 2C.

Weather over the rest of Europe.

With troughs moving S and W from Scandinavia it was more cloudy than of late
with snow in many places.

Maxima:  (A few missing)  Stockholm 0C, Moscow -10C, Minsk -9C, Warsaw -9C,
Belgrade -7C, Berlin -3C, Paris -5C, Brussels -3C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 2C,
Madrid 6C, Nimes 3C, Venice -2C and Rome 5C.

Minima:  Oslo 0C, Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -6C and 4 to 6C on the W coast of
Norway.  Minsk -14C, Warsaw -10C, Belgrade -12C, Berlin -2C, Paris0C,
Brussels0C, Brest 0C, Bordeaux -1C, Madrid -3C, Nimes -1C, Venice -3C and
Rome 2C.

Forecast:  Dry with sunny periods in Ireland, S Scotland and NW England.
There will be light showers near E coast of England.  The daytime thaw will
continue but frost will recur at night in many places.  Outlook:  Little
change.

Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:  Verkhoiansk -43C, Archangel -19C,
Leningrad -16C, Iceland +4 to +6, Goose -31C, Gander -14C, Boston -9C,
Toronto -12C, Chicago -17C, New York -7C, Pensacola 2C, Dodge City -14C,
Calgary -25C, Regina -31C, Fairbanks -4C and Vancouver -3C.