Eleventh week - 5/6 March 1963
"This was the first night free of frost anywhere in Great Britain since
December 22. On March 6 London had its warmest (16deg. C) day since October
25, and temperatures rose sharply throughout the country. This, together
with heavy rain, caused flooding on roads in Southern Scotland and the North
of England. In Kendal, which had its first rain for 74 days, The River Kent
was transformed from an almost dry bed into a 10ft.-deep torrent within 24
hours. And at Shrewsbury the Severn rose more than 5ft. between midnight
and breakfast time."
As reported in the Manchester Guardian booklet "The Long Winter 1962-63"