Synoptic Situation at 0600 06/01/1963
Much of the recent high pressure has collapsed with a weak area from
Newfoundland to Iceland, but the Russian high has pulled back considerably.
Low, 984mb, 300 miles W of France is moving slowly E and weakening. A ridge
to the N of Scotland will move S and extend into the Baltic maintaining an E
airflow over the Br.Isles. Low, 996mb, Baltic, moving slowly E.
Weather over the British Isles:
Nearly all places cloudy by day but drier and clearer air moved S into much
of Scotland overnight. Precipitation was widespread but light, falling as
snow or light rain..
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 6C, Cardiff (Wales) 1C, Birmingham 1C,
Manchester 2C, Watnall 1C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 2C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 3C,
Lerwick 0C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 3C, Birr 2C and Valentia 5C.
Minima: Gatwick -1C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 1C, Cardiff 0C, Birmingham 0C,
Watnall 0C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 2C, Eskdalemuir -4C, Glasgow -2C,
wick -2C, Lerwick -6C, Tiree 0C, Belfast 1C, Birr 1C and Valentia 4C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Mostly cloudy in all areas except N Scandinavia. Fronts were moving NE
across Spain, another NE across W France and another lay from E Anglia
through S Denmark to S Finland with snow on it. Warm sector crossing
Balkans and S Italy.
Maxima: Oslo -17C, Stockholm -3C, Helsinki -7C, and as low as -22C in the
far N. Moscow -13C, Minsk -8C, Warsaw -1C, Zagreb 1C, Berlin 3C, Copenhagen
1C, Prague 0C, Brussels 3C, Brest 7C, Bordeaux 14C, Madrid 9C, Nimes
13C,Venice 5C and Rome 13C. Iceland -3 to -15C in light winds.
Minima: Oslo -3C,Stockholm -4C, Helsinki 0C but as low as -31C in N areas
away from the frontal system. Minsk -1C, Warsaw -1C, Berlin -1C,
Copenhagen -2C, Paris -2C, Brussels 1C, Bordeaux 6C, Madrid 8C, Nimes 8C,
Venice 5C and Rome 14C.
Very cold in all areas with frost tonight except in the far S. Persistent
frost on all high ground from Wales northwards and some low lying places in
Scotland. Light snow showers in the N and E and some rain or snow in some S
districts of England.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -36C, Murmansk -7C, Chesterfield -22C, Goose and Gander -1C,
Toronto -1C, Montreal -4C, Boston 0C, Washington -6C, Charleston 2C,
Pensacola 6C, Dodge City 0C, Regina -14C, Calgary 7C, Fort Simpson -28C,
Fairbanks -31C and Vancouver 1C