Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 25th December 1946
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General inference-A deep depression near Iceland and a secondary off the Hebrides are moving northeast. A trough from East Scotland to Southwest England and another more vigorous trough will clear Scotland this afternoon and Southeast England probably early tomorrow morning. Rain in the north and west will spread fairly quickly to all districts and will be followed by fair periods and showers behind the trough, the showers being frequent in the north. Gales will occur at exposed places in all areas. It will be rather mild in the south, but rather cold in the north.
Further outlook-Fair periods, showers especially in the north. Renewal of rain in western districts later, spreading east.
At 0600-SW'y airflow with winds to F7 on west coasts. The coldest place is Manston on 33°F (0.6°C) and the warmest are Valentia and Birr Castle on 51°F (10.6°C). Overnight the lowest minimum was 26°F (-3.3°C) at Tangmere and Lympne whilst the highest minimum was 47°F (8.3°C) at Roches Point. On the previous day the highest daytime maximum was 51°F (10.6°C) at Scilly and the lowest 34°F (1.1°C) at Eskdalemuir and Aldergrove.
*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date
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