Synoptic Situation at 0600 05/01/1963
High, 1034mb, S Greenland persists. High, 1008mb, S Scandinavia has
reformed after yesterday's low moved E. The low over England has moved E to
Denmark, 992mb. New low, 992mb, has moved into W France with fronts moving
E over S France. New low, 984mb, is moving slowly towards SW of British
Isles. Weak trough is moving slowly S across Scotland with moderate NE
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy everywhere with still strong E winds in the N. Rain or sleet fell in
many places during the day, turning more to snow in the S overnight.
Amounts were greatest in E counties: Newcastle 10mm, Spurn Head 6mm,
Gorleston 5mm, Birmingham 5mm(all snow) and Watnall 5mm (snow).
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 7C, Bristol 1C, Cardiff 0C, Birmingham 1C,
Watnall 1C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 3C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree
5C, Belfast 2C, Birr 1C and Valentia 4C.
Minima: Gatwick -6C (with fog), Guernsey 3C, Plymouth -1C, Cardiff -1C,
Birmingham -1C, Watnall -1C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 1C, Glasgow
2C, Wick 1C, Lerwick -3C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 1C, Birr 0C and Valentia 1C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Less cold in many W and central countries as troughs moved E, one lying SE
from the low near Denmark.
Maxima: Oslo -15C, Stockholm -11C, Helsinki -6C but less cold in N as
fronts passed by. Coastal Norway was -1 to -3C in NW winds. Moscow -14C,
Minsk -9C, Warsaw -4C, Belgrade 8C, Prague 1C, Berlin -4C. Cologne -2C,
Brussels 2C, Paris 6C, Bordeaux 7C, Madrid 4C, Nimes 9C and Venice 7C.
Iceland was -3 to -7C, S Greenland -4C.
Minima (0600 Temps): Oslo -5C, Stockholm -3C, Helsinki -7C, Minsk -5C,
Warsaw -2C, Belgrade 2C, Berlin 2C, Paris 4C, Brussels 0C, Brest 1C,
Bordeaux 10C, Nimes 8C and Venice 4C. Iceland -4 to -10C.
Cold in all parts especially the N where frost will persist in some areas of
Scotland. Showers in N and central districts turning mainly to snow and
becoming confined to coastal districts. Rain or sleet will affect parts of
Other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Olenek -49C, Murmansk -10C, Chesterfield -23C, Goose 0C, Gander 1C,
Montreal -6C, Boston 0C, Chicago -2C, New York 0C, Augusta -5c, Pensacola
0C, Dodge City 3C, Calgary 1C, Regina -8C, Fort Simpson -41C and Vancouver