Synoptic Situation at 0600 04/02/1963
Low near Iceland yesterday has deepened and moved SSE to be W of Scotland,
992mb, at 0600. It will decelerate and become slow moving just to the W of
Biscay. Shallow low pressure persists in the North Sea and near the Baltic
States. Low, 992 mb, N Africa. High, 1048 mb, SW Greenland is moving
slowly SE. Strong NE winds are flowing from the N. Pole across Iceland into
the mid Atlantic.
Weather over the British Isles:
A weak N airflow was gradually replaced by a southerly as the low, W of the
Br.Isles, moved S. Snow or snow showers were widespread but accumulations
were generally small. Some fog developed overnight in some S and E
Maxima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 0C, Plymouth 2C, Scilly 2C, Cardiff 0C,
Birmingham 0C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
0C, Glasgow 4C, Wick 2C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 3C, Birr 3C and
Minima: Skies cleared in many places and temperatures fell sharply.
Gatwick -10C, Guernsey -2C, Plymouth -3C, Scilly 0C, Bristol -10C,
Cardiff -5C, Birmingham -7C (-12), Watnall -5C, Manchester -3C,
Newcastle -3C, Dyce -5C, Eskdalemuir -8C, Glasgow -7C, Wick -5C,
Lerwick -2C, Tiree -2C, Belfast -7C, Birr -4C and Valentia 0C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
With low pressure dominant, most places were cloudy with snow in nearly all
Maxima: Oslo -17C, Stockholm -2C, Helsinki -5C, Tromso -6C, Murmansk -10C,
Moscow -8C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -12C, Belgrade 4C, Berlin -11C, Paris -5C,
Brussels -4C, Brest -2C, Bordeaux -5C, Madrid -2C, Nimes -3C, Clermont -8C,
Venice -3C and Rome 8C.
Minima: Oslo -15C, Stockholm -5C, Helsinki -4C, Tromso -10C and -27C in the
far N of Norway. Minsk -6C, Warsaw -9C, Belgrade -6C, Berlin -10C,
Paris -6C, Brussels -2C, Brest -4C, Bordeaux -12C, Madrid -4C, Nimes -18C,
Nice -8C, Barcelona -1C, Venice -4C and Rome 7C.
Forecast: Variable cloud in N and E coastal districts will lead to snow
showers. More persistent cloud in parts of the SW with intermittent snow
giving heavy falls in places. Remaining cold with frost and some fog, night
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -42C, Spitzbergen -21C (in S), Jan Mayen -13C,Chesterfield -37C,
Goose -3C, Gander -2C, Montreal -16C, Chicago -20C, Pittsburgh -14C, New
York -2C, Pensacola 3C, Dodge City -7C, Bismark -16C, Regina -19C,
Calgary -23C, Fort Smith -47C, Fairbanks -1C and Vancouver 7C.