Synoptic Situation at 0600 29/01/1963
The high over the Br.Isles has declined and moved SW to S Ireland with weak
troughs moving SW across SE districts of England. Much of this area is
covered by a warm sector. A more marked trough has moved SE towards N
Scotland and will move across the whole of the Br.Isles as new high moves
NE to Iceland. Low, 1008mb, lies over the Azores and pressure remains low
in the Mediterranean.
Weather over the British Isles:
Mostly cloudy with light rain in the S and E and some fog in the Midlands.
The rain continued into the night with sleet in places. More general rain
approached the far NW late in the period.
Maxima: Gatwick 3C, Guernsey 5C, Plymouth 5C, Cardiff 4C, Birmingham 3C,
Watnall 3C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 4C, Eskdalemuir 3C, Glasgow
4C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 2C, Birr 4C and Valentia 7C.
Minima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 2C, Cardiff 1C, Birmingham 1C,
Watnall 1C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 1C, Eskdalemuir 1C, Glasgow
1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 2C, Belfast -1C, Birr 0C and Valentia 0C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Fronts were still moving E and SE over Scandinavia into Russia but an
associated one was moving back W across Poland and Germany in light E winds.
Maxima: Oslo 2C, Stockholm -2C but 5 to 6C on the west coast. Moscow -10C,
Minsk -13C, Warsaw -10C, Belgrade -9C, Zagreb -7C, Berlin -1C, Paris -1C,
Brussels 0C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 0C, Madrid 3C, Nimes 2C, Venice 0C and Rome
Minima: Oslo -1C, Stockholm -3C, Helsinki-8C but 5 to 6 in the far W.
Minsk -17C, Warsaw -16C, Belgrade -10C, Berlin -6C, Paris -2C, Brussels -1C,
Brest 3C, Bordeaux 1C, Madrid 2C, Nimes -2C and Rome -4C.
Forecast: Generally cloudy at first and belt of rain turning to sleet/snow
will move SE across Scotland into Wales and central England, followed by
clearer air and showers. SE districts will have a little rain or snow and
fog in places. It will be cold or very cold except in the N at first.
Outlook: Cold with snow at times.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -43C, Murmansk 1C, Iceland -1 to + 7C, Chesterfield -38C,
Goose -7C, Gander 0C, Montreal -17C, New York -10C, Charleston -3C,
Pensacola -7C, Dodge City -12C, Regina -26C, Calgary -18C, Fort Smith -27C,
Fairbanks -18C and Vancouver -4C