Synoptic Situation at 0600 09/02/1963
High pressure continues to dominate the Greenland-Scandinavia region and
will extend SE into E Europe. A low near Newfoundland will deepen and move
N, intensifying the warm ridge over the W Atlantic. This will veer the NW
jet on the E side of the ridge and cause the low, 996 mb, just SW of Ireland
to slip away into Biscay. The Br.Isles will be left in a southerly
airstream. Another low centre is seen in the central Med., 1012 mb.
Weather over the British Isles:
One trough has now cleared all but the Northern Isles and another is moving
NE and lies from Sligo, through Wexford to Cornwall and Brest. Fog formed
in many places as the milder air moved over the cold and often still snow
covered ground and light rain fell in the far N and later over Ireland, as
the next trough moved in. Roches Point recorded 13 mm overnight.
Maxima: Gatwick 2C, Guernsey 8C, Plymouth 9C, Scilly 11C, Cardiff 5C,
Birmingham 2C, Watnall 3C, Manchester 4C, Newcastle 3C, Dyce 2C, Eskdalemuir
1C, Glasgow 3C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 5C, Belfast 5C, Birr 9C and
Minima: Gatwick 0C, Guernsey 2C, Plymouth 5C, Scilly 7C, Cardiff 0C,
Birmingham -1C, Watnall -2C, Manchester -1C, Newcastle 0C, Dyce -1C,
Eskdalemuir -1C, Glasgow 1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 1C, Tiree 3C, Belfast 5C, Birr
4C and Valentia 5C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Milder Atlantic air continued to push E as far as the low countries and E
France by 0600 with more troughs approaching Iberia and W France.
Maxima: Oslo -19C, Stockholm -8C, Helsinki -11C, and -5C on the W coast.
Moscow -1C, Minsk -3C, Warsaw -5C, Belgrade -6C, Berlin -3C, Paris 2C,
Brussels 4C, Brest 9C, Bordeaux 10C, Madrid 6C, Nimes 8C, Venice 1C and Rome
Minima: Stockholm -13C, Helsinki -20C, Minsk -8C, Warsaw -4C, Berlin -6C,
Paris -1C, Brussels -1C, Brest 7C, Bordeaux -1C, Madrid 2C, Nimes 0C,
Venice -7C and Rome 5C.
SW England will have rain today with some in Wales and N Ireland. This will
gradually die away later and most districts will become mainly dry. E areas
will remain dull with fog in places and slight frost tonight.
Outlook: Little material change.
Some other 1200 GMT temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -53C, Murmansk -9C, Iceland +1 to +2C, SW Greenland 2C,
Thule -15C, Goose -15C, Gander -9C, Montreal -29C, Boston -19C, New
York -17C, Pensacola 4C, Chicago -9C, Dodge City 3C, Regina -5C,
Calgary -2C, Fort Smith -10C, Fairbanks -24C and Vancouver 11C.