Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 26th December 1946
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General inference-A depression centred south east of Iceland is moving northeast and a trough of low pressure over Ireland is moving rapidly eastwards. It will be showery at first in northern and western districts of britain, but mainly fine elsewhere. Occasional rain associated with the trough over Ireland will spread rapidly eastwards affecting all districts by evening. After the passage of this trough weather will again become showery in the North and West with local hail and thunder;and mainly fine elsewhere. Tomorrow morning rain associated with a depression now over Newfoundland is likely to spread across Ireland and possibly into western districts of Britain. Winds will be west or south west strong to gale in many places.
Further outlook-Continuing rather cold with strong winds or gales at times
At 0600-WSW'y airflow over all areas, to F7/8 on west coasts. Clear skies in the east but rather cloudier in the west. Coldest place is Little Rissington on 35°F (1.7°C) and the warmest is Valentia on 41°F (5.0°C). Overnight the lowest minimum was 32°F (0.0°C) at Mildenhall and Dalwhinnie and the highest 46°F (7.8°C) at Predannack. On the previous day the highest daytime maximum was 54°F (12.2°C) at Hawarden and the lowest 43°F (6.1°C)at Dalwhinnie
*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date
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