Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 27th December 1946
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General inference-A ridge of high pressure is approaching the British Isles from the west followed by a frontal trough. In the North and West there will be showers of rain or hail which will gradually die. Elsewhere it will be mainly fair, but a belt of rain spreading from the West will reach western districts during the night and continue to move eastwards across all districts during tomorrow. Winds will be strong northwesterly at first backing to southwest later. It will become milder.
Further outlook-Occasional rain or drizzle. Milder.
At 0600-NW'y airflow with wind to F7/8 on far w.coasts. Coldest places are Boxted, W.Raynham, Waddington and Rattray all on 34°F (1.1°C). The warmest places are Scilly and Valentia on 47°F (8.3°C). The lowest overnight minimum was 31°F (-0.6°C) at Rattray and the highest 45°F (7.2°C) at Portland Bill and Predannack.Highest daytime maximum for the previous day was 50°F (10.0°C) at Portland Bill, Exeter,Plymouth, Guernsey and Scilly. The lowest maximum was 37°F (2.8°C) at Dalwhinnie.
*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date
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