Synoptic Situation at 0600 05/03/1963
High, 1032 mb, persists over Europe, but has declined over Scandinavia and
may extend further into the Mediterranean. Low, 968mb, 500 miles W of
Ireland, is moving to SE Iceland, and fronts are moving E across the British
Isles and towards Scandinavia.
Weather over The British Isles:
Some sun in the E at first but cloud and rain spread across most areas
during the day, and more moved into the W overnight as a warm sector crossed
Ireland. Fog formed in many areas overnight with the ground in most places
being so cold. Several stations in the S and E were still reporting lying
snow at 0600.
Maxima: Gatwick 11C, Guernsey 9C, Plymouth 9C, Culdrose 10C, Cardiff 11C,
Birmingham 6C, Watnall 5C, Manchester 5C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 5C, Eskdalemuir
5C, Glasgow 7C, Wick 5C, Lerwick 7C, Tiree 7C, Belfast 11C, Birr 11C and
Minima: Gatwick 3C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 7C, Culdrose 7C, Cardiff 3C,
Birmingham 1C, Watnall 2C, Manchester 5C, Newcastle 2C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
2C, Glasgow 5C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 3C, Tiree 6C, Belfast 6C, Birr 7C and
Valentia 10C. Only Leuchars with -1C, recorded an air frost.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Clear and settled in most countries, with some snow moving from Scandinavia
into W Russia, and a little snow fell in the Balkans.
Maxima: Copenhagen 0C, Stockholm 3C, Helsinki 4C, Murmansk 0C, Moscow -14C,
Minsk -7C, Warsaw 1C, Belgrade 3C, Berlin 0C, Paris 10C, Brussels 9C, Brest
10C, Bordeaux 14C, Madrid 10C, Nimes 11C, Venice 8C and Rome 10C.
Minima: Copenhagen -8C, Stockholm -7C, NW Norway 5C, Minsk -5C, Warsaw -4C,
Belgrade -1C, Berlin -6C, Paris 1C, Brussels 2C, Brest 10C, Bordeaux 2C,
Madrid 2C, Nice 1C, Venice -2C and Rome 1C.
Forecast: All areas will be cloudy but the E and S of England will be
mainly dry. There will be rain or drizzle at times elsewhere, chiefly in
the N. The whole of the British Isles will be frost free with day
temperatures above average. Winds will be strong to gale southerlies in
exposed W and N areas.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -36C, Iceland +7 to +8C, SW Greenland +4C, Thule -28C,
Eureka -47C, Chesterfield -32C, Goose -23C, Gander -13C, Montreal -7C,
Boston -1C, Chicago 6C, Kansas 21C, Dodge City 0C, Regina -10C, Calgary -8C,
Fort Smith -7C and Vancouver 1C.