Synoptic Situation at 0600 30/01/1963
High, 1045mb, Iceland. Trough lies through central Scandinavia to NE
England to Cornwall with a new low on it, 1020mb, Wales. This is expected
move S to Biscay and a NE airflow will extend to all parts of the Br.Isles.
Pressure remains high to the E but gradients are very small. Low, 1008mb,
lies just S of the Azores.
Weather over the British Isles:
Rain moved steadily S through the period, turning to sleet and snow in the S
and followed by wintry showers in the N. Most places stayed cloudy but
clearer air moved into the N overnight.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 3C, Cardiff 3C, Birmingham 3C,
Watnall 3C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 4C, Eskdalemuir 2C, Glasgow
5C, Wick 6C, Lerwick 6C, Tiree 7C, Belfast 3C, Birr 4C and Valentia 7C.
Minima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 1C, Cardiff -1C, Birmingham -1C,
Watnall 0C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 0C, Dyce 0C, Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow
0C, Wick 0C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 1C, Belfast 1C, Birr 1C and Valentia 3C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Most places were cloudy and snow fell in many central and E areas, and over
Scandinavia, where a small low formed on the trough.
Maxima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -9C but as high as +6 on the W
coast. Copenhagen -3C, Moscow -8C, Minsk -12C, Warsaw -12C, Belgrade -9C,
Berlin -9C, Paris -1C, Brussels -1C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 1C, Madrid 5C, Nimes
0C, Venice -1C and Rome 3C.
Minima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -9C, Copenhagen -4C, and +4 on W
coast of Norway. Minsk -23C, Warsaw -24C, Belgrade -11C, Berlin -15C,
Paris -9C, Brest 2C, Bordeaux -2C, Madrid -3C, Barcelona 0C, Nimes -7C,
Venice -8C and Rome -6C.
Forecast: Widespread snow at first over England and Wales but brighter
weather with snow showers over the N will spread to most parts. It will be
cold or very cold.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -46C, Murmansk -2C, Iceland -2 to -6C, SW Greenland +1C,
Chesterfield -38C, Goose -18C, Gander -9C, Boston -13C, Montreal -18C, New
York -12C, Augusta -2C, Pensacola -1C, Dodge City -9C, Regina -32C,
Calgary -27C, Fort Smith -22C, Fairbanks -19C and Vancouver -5C