Synoptic Situation at 0600 07/02/1963
Pressure remains high over Greenland but the easterly airflow over the
Br.Isles has eased in the S and will be confined to the N of Scotland by
tomorrow. A westerly airflow over the Atlantic, S of 55deg, is extending
into W Europe and Atlantic air should cover much of Ireland, England and
Wales by tomorrow with a significant rise of temperature..
Pressure is low to the SW of Portugal, and near the Baltic States.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy and windy most of the period with snow moving very slowly NE turning
to rain in the SW. Blizzards were reported at many S stations but slowly
the milder air moved NE, to be lying from N Ireland, through N Wales to SE
England by 0600.
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 6C, Plymouth 9C, Culdrose 10C, Cardiff 3C,
Bristol 2C, Birmingham 0C, Watnall -1C, Manchester 0C, Newcastle 1C, Dyce
2C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow 0C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 2C, Tiree 1C, Belfast 1C,
Birr 7C and Valentia 9C.
Minima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth 5C, Culdrose 4C, Cardiff 1C,
Birmingham 0C, Watnall -2C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle -1C, Dyce 0C,
Eskdalemuir -3C, Glasgow -1C, Wick 1C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 0C, Belfast 0C,
Birr 2C and Valentia 3C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Disturbed weather was gradually moving into W areas, but weak high pressure
held over Scandinavia and most E countries. Rain fell in W France late and
there was snow around the Baltic states near a small low.
Maxima: Oslo -17C, Stockholm -7C, Helsinki -5C and 0 to -5C on the W coast.
Leningrad 1C, Moscow 1C, Minsk 0C (all in mild S winds), Warsaw -5C,
Belgrade -3C, Berlin -6C, Copenhagen -6C, Paris -2C, Brussels -7C, Brest
+7C, Bordeaux 8C, Madrid 3C, Nimes 5C, Venice 3C and Rome 9C.
Minima: Oslo -10C, Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -12C, Minsk -3C, Warsaw -6C,
Berlin -7C, Paris 0C, Brussels -2C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 4C, Madrid 2C, Nice
7C, Venice -12C and Rome -1C.
Forecast: Scotland and high ground over N England will have further snow,
heavy at times with drifting, but this will tend to turn to rain except in
the far N of Scotland. There will be a little more snow over high ground of
N Ireland and N Wales but the remaining areas will brighten from the W,
after further rain today.
Outlook: Brighter with average temperatures in the S and the thaw will
accelerate in the N.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -50C, Murmansk -9C, Iceland 0 to -3C in strong E winds,
Thule -5C, Chesterfield -26C, Goose -32C, Gander -9C, Montreal -11C, Boston
0C, New York -1C, Augusta 11C, Pensacola 2C, Dodge City 6C, Regina -9C,
Calgary 2C, Fort Smith -20C, Fairbanks -38C and Vancouver 9C.