Synoptic Situation at 0600 07/01/1963
High, 1028 mb, Greenland, is moving E and a strong ridge is building SE
across the Br.Isles. New high expected to form NW Germany and secondary
depression will probably form in the Gulf of Riga. Lows lie over SW France
and off SW Ireland. New low will have moved NE to be N of Azores soon.
Troughs are moving SE across Scandinavia and E Europe and another is moving
slowly NE across SW France.
Weather over the British Isles:
Cloudy all period in the S with light rain or snow. Further N skies were
clearer as colder and drier air moved slowly S, with a few snow showers but
totals everywhere were small.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 6C, Plymouth 3C, Cardiff 2C, Birmingham 2C,
Watnall 1C, Manchester 2C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce -1C, Eskdalemuir -2C, Glasgow
2C, Wick 1C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 3C, Birr 3C and Valentia 6C.
Minima: Gatwick -2C, Guernsey 3C, Plymouth -1C, St.Mawgan -1C, Cardiff -2C,
Birmingham -4C, Watnall -3C, Spurn Head 1C, Newcastle 3C, Manchester -2C,
Dyce -9C (-13), Glasgow 0C, Wick -8C, Lerwick -2C, Tiree 1C, Belfast 1C,
Birr 1C and Valentia 4C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Cloudy in most places away from Scandinavia with some rain in the S and
sleet/snow along a trough moving SE across E areas.
Maxima: Oslo -9C, Helsinki -1C, and -28C in central districts.
Murmansk -16C, Moscow -11C, Minsk -6C, Warsaw -1C, Prague 2C, Belgrade 8C,
Berlin 0C, Brussels 1C, Paris 2C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 9C, Madrid 10C, Nimes
12C, Venice 4C and Rome 15C. Iceland -3 to -8C
Minima: Oslo -4C, Stockholm -17C, Helsinki -11C, and as low as -32C further
N. Murmansk -21C, Minsk -2C, Belgrade 5C, Warsaw -1C, Berlin -3C,
Prague -2C, Paris -2C, Brussels -4C, Brest 3C, Bordeaux 8C, Madrid 6C, Nice
10C, Venice 7C and Rome 13C. Coastal Norway 0 to -4C in a strengthening NW
wind. Iceland -3 to -14C.
Very cold almost everywhere with temperatures staying around zero this
afternoon and severe frost developing rather generally tonight.. Mostly dry
but scattered snow showers may occur in the E. Outlook - no change.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiasnk -46C, Olenek -21C, Chesterfield -24C, Goose -6C, Gander -1C,
Toronto -2C, New York 3C, Nashville 4C, Dodge City -6C, Regina -1C, Calgary
4C, Fort Smith -26C and Vancouver 4C.