Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 10th February 1947
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'A depression over Biscay is moving east and filling up. The somewhat milder air over much of England and Wales will be replaced by colder east winds from the continent. There will be a return to day and night frost over much of England and Wales with occasional snow locally. There will be periods of sleet or snow in North England and Scotland with temperatures at or a little above freezing on low ground. It will be mild in extreme Southwest England, with local rain. Fog in many parts of England will clear from the East.' At 0600 hours-Over the last 24 hours the occluded front (of the previous 2 days) has moved northwards to lie E-W across Ireland, Northern England (and the Netherlands) by midnight. The front marks the boundary between very cold air to the north and milder conditions to the south. (See Wijke's post today 'Re: [WR] Sunday 9th February 1947. More snow in the South'). By 0600 hours the front is showing signs of retreat, particularly in the east, where it is now aligned NW-SE from N.Yorks to the E.Norfolk coast. Most areas are cloudy, the only exception being Skagen, N.Denmark. The lowest temperature on the chart is 14°F (-10.0°c) in NW Germany. Over the British Isles the warmest conditions are to the south of the front and most stations in England and Wales report temperatures just above freezing. The lowest temperature is 30°F (-1.1°C) at Gorleston (just east of the front) and West Freugh (5.5 miles SE of Stranraer) and the highest is Scilly, St. Mary's on 46°F (7.8°C). Comparing the 00 hours and 06 hours data shows that temperatures are already falling back to freezing or below in Norfolk and Lincolnshire as the colder air moves in from the E. Most stations in England and Wales report fog, with rain in the SW. Snow is reported from South and East Scotland, the Western Isles, Northern Ireland and NW Germany. Gorleston looks fairly unpleasant with wind Force 4, temperature below freezing and continuous moderate drizzle. Precipitation in the previous 24 hours-two wet areas evident. The South-West and South Wales with up to 13mm, Aberporth and Plymouth (rain) and eastern areas, 12mm at Finningley and 11mm at Tynemouth (snow). Overnight temperatures-coldest 27°F (-2.8°C) at Leeming (N.Yorks) and warmest 44°F (6.7°C) at Scilly St. Mary's Previous day's maxima-coldest 30°F (-1.1°C) at Manchester and Finningley, warmest 45°F (7.2°C) at Predannack (S.Cornwall), Scilly and Guernsey. Snow cover and depth-still widespread snow cover away from Cornwall and south-western Ireland. 'Thawing snow' is the order of the day in southern areas however.The greatest depths of snow (0900) are 14" at Acklington, 10" at Little Rissington and 9" at Finningley. Outlook-Wintry weather continuing, with snow in many districts.



Source:The Daily Weather Report of the Meteorological Office
*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date
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