Synoptic Situation at 0600 28/02/1963
High, 1044 mb, E Europe is stationary and continues to block movement from
the W. Weakening troughs are stalling W of Ireland. Deep lows continue to
move NE across the Atlantic over Iceland and Spitzbergen, with fronts moving
E across Scandinavia into W Russia.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudfree except in the far W and N. Sunniest was Guernsey with 10.0 hrs,
Gatwick 9.2 hrs, Manchester 9.6 hrs and Glasgow 5.6 hrs. Snow was still
reported lying at most stations in the S, E, Midlands, NE England, parts
of N Ireland and S Scotland.
Maxima: Gatwick 7C, Guernsey 7C, Plymouth 6C, Culdrose 7C, Scilly 8C,
Cardiff 5C, Birmingham 5C, Watnall 4C, Manchester 7C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 4C,
Eskdalemuir 6C, Glasgow 9C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 7C, Belfast 8C, Birr
9C and Valentia 11C
Minima: Gatwick -6C (-10), Guernsey 0C, Plymouth 1C, Culdrose 2C, Scilly
5C, Cardiff -3C, Birmingham -7C, Watnall -5C, Manchester -3C, Newcastle -5C,
Dyce -5C, Eskdalemuir -9C, Glasgow -3C, Wick 2C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 3C,
Belfast 0C, Birr 2C and Valentia 5C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Dry and clear in all places except the far SE and the far NW where fronts
took some snow into NW Russia.
Maxima: +6 on coast of Norway, Oslo -7C, Stockholm -1C, Helsinki -4C,
Copenhagen -4C, Moscow -11C, Minsk -12C, Warsaw -13C, Belgrade -4C,
Berlin -4C, Prague -5C, Paris 3C, Brussels 2C, Brest 8C, Bordeaux 9C, Madrid
7C, Nimes 9C, Venice 4C and Rome 10C.
Minima: W Norway +5C, Copenhagen -3C, Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -4C,
Minsk -19C, Warsaw -20C and -30C nearby, Belgrade -10C, Berlin -13C,
Prague -14C, Paris -4C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 2C, Nimes 0C, Venice -5C and
Forecast: Clear skies in most parts but cloud will move into Ireland, SW
England and the Hebrides. Moderate frost will occur widely but daytime
temperatures will be near normal.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures: Seimtchan -42C, Verkhoiansk -20C,
Murmansk -4C (warm sector), Iceland 5C, Thule -28C,
Eureka -44C,Chesterfield -36C, Goose -27C, Gander -13C, Boston -12C,
Montreal -23C, New York -11C, Pittsburgh -23C, Chicago -15C, Dodge City 4C,
Regina -11C, Calgary -1C, Fort Smith -19C, Fairbanks -16C and Vancouver 6C.