Synoptic Situation at 0600 09/01/1963
A strong ridge of high pressure persists from Greenland, 1036mb, across the
North Sea to the Baltic, whilst a low, 978mb, 500 miles W of Biscay will
move E and fill later. Troughs are stationary just SW of the Br.Isles and
NW France. Warm front is moving NE over Spain into SW France.
Weather over the British Isles:
Clearer, drier and colder air continued to spread across all areas from the
E. Winds were moderate from the E or SE and reached strong in the far W.
Sunshine was more plentiful than of late with Cardiff 1.1 hrs, West Raynham
6.0 hrs, Birmingham 4.4 hrs, Manchester 3.4 hrs, Dyce 2.7 hrs, Glasgow 2.0
hrs, Wick 2.4 hrs but the W Isles and most of Ireland were generally cloudy.
Snow showers were very light and scattered.
Maxima: Gatwick 1C, Guernsey 4C, Plymouth 2C, Cardiff 0C, Birmingham -1C,
Spurn Head 2C, Watnall 1C, Manchester 1C, Newcastle 4C, Dyce 2C, Glasgow 2C,
Eskdalemuir -1C, Wick 3C, Lerwick 0C, Tiree 4C, Belfast 3C, Birr 1C and
Minima: Gatwick -7C, Guernsey 1C, Plymouth 0C, Cardiff -5C,
Birmingham -12C, Watnall -6C, Spurn Head 1C, Newcastle 3C, Manchester -3C,
Dyce -11C, Eskdalemuir -6C, Glasgow -4C, Wick -8C, Lerwick -6C, Tiree 1C,
Belfast 0C, Birr -1C and Valentia 2C.
Weather over the rest of Europe:
Skies were clearer over much of S and W Scandinavia and E Europe, but cloud
persisted in the W and S.
Maxima: Oslo -19C, Stockholm -12C, Helsinki -7C and -25 in central areas.
Murmansk -6C, Moscow -11C, Minsk -10C, Warsaw -10C, Copenhagen -5C, Belgrade
4C, Prague -6C, Berlin -6C, Paris 0C, Brussels -2C, Brest 4C, Bordeaux 8C,
Madrid 7C, Nimes 10C, Venice 9C and Rome 13C.
Minima: Oslo -9C, Stockholm -15C, Helsinki -6C, Minsk -12C, Warsaw -14C,
Berlin -11C, Belgrade 0C, Paris 0c, Brussels -6C, Brest 2C, Bordeaux 8C,
Madrid 8C, Nimes 6C, Venice 7C and Rome 6C.
Sunny periods by day and clear periods at night and it will be very cold
with severe night frost inland and near freezing in the afternoon. The far
SW will be more cloudy with rain or snow at times.
Some other 1200 GMT Temperatures:
Verkhoiansk -43C, Iceland -1 to -4C, Chesterfield -33C, Goose -15C,
Gander -1C, Boston -1C, Toronto -2C, New York 1C, Charleston 6C, Pensacola
4C, Dodge City 1C, Calgary -1C, Regina 2C, Fort Smith -24C, Fairbanks -43C
and Vancouver 3C.