Synoptic Situation at 0600 31/01/1963
The low over SW England moved SW whilst another over the North Sea moved
slowly S and is expected to move further S and SW as a weak trough. High,
1048mb, lies just S of Iceland and is expected to move a little W. Fronts
lie SW from S Scandinavia to W France.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy in many areas but clearer conditions moved slowly S through the
period. There was widespread but light snow in the S but sleet/snow showers
followed into the N.
Maxima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 3C, Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 1C,
Watnall 1C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 4C, Eskdalemuir 1C, Glasgow
4C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 5C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 3C, Birr 2C and Valentia 4C.
Minima: Gatwick -3C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -2C, Cardiff -3C,
Birmingham -3C, Watnall -3C, Manchester -2C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce 0C,
Eskdalemuir 0C, Glasgow -1C, Wick 0C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 2C, Belfast 0C,
Birr -2C, and Valentia 0C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Clear in the E but cloudier over Scandinavia and the far S with some snow.
Maxima: Oslo -6C, Stockholm -6C, Helsinki -11C, Moscow -10C, Minsk -16C,
Warsaw -16C, Belgrade -10C, Berlin -11C, Paris -4C, Brussels -4C, Brest 4C,
Bordeaux 1C, Madrid 5C, Nimes 0C, Venice -2C and Rome 1C.
Minima: Oslo -2C, Stockholm -4C, Helsinki -13C, Minsk -23C, Warsaw -26C,
Berlin -17C, Belgrade -9C, Paris -14C, Brussels -6C, Brest -2C,
Bordeaux -5C, Madrid -3C, Nimes-8C, Venice -9C and Rome -3C.
Forecast: Snow at times over England and Wales but more showery over
Scotland and Ireland. More general rain is possible in the N of Scotland
later spreading slowly S with snow on hills. Very cold in the S with
moderate frost at night: cold in Scotland and Ireland with slight frost in
Outlook: Rain in the N spreading S and turning to snow.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Murmansk -4C, SW Greenland +7C ( warm air was flooding up to the far NW),
Chesterfield -36C, Goose -27C, Gander -14C, Boston -3C, New York -3C,
Toronto -13C, Chicago -15C, Pensacola 5C, Dodge City -16C, Regina -22C,
Calgary -16C, Fort Smith -17C, Fairbanks -13C and Vancouver-5C.