Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 10th March 1947
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'A deep depression west southwest of Ireland is moving slowly east northeast. It will be cloudy in all districts, with sleet or snow in Scotland but with rain or drizzle further south, though sleet will occur over high ground in North England at first, there will be widespread fog in southern districts spreading slowly northward. It will be cold or very cold in the North and cold at first in the foggy areas in the South, but with slowly rising temperatures' Yet again warmer air is attempting to move north eastwards over the British Isles At Midnight -occluded front moving NE, currently over S. Cornwall. Further occluded front shown some 50 miles behind. Low at 50°N 25°W moving ENE. Cloudy over British Isles with winds generally E to SE F5/6 in southern areas. Mild in the SW with temperature to 50°F (10.0°C) at Scilly. Much colder elsewhere, ranging from 37°F(2.8°C) on the south coast, 34°F (1.1°C) in the London area, freezing from parts of the Midlands and East Anglia northwards to 15°F (-9.4°C) at Wick. Heavy rain is falling in the south-east and along the south coast with light sleet and snow over the Midlands, East Anglia and Northern Ireland. At 06GMT-the leading front has now moved northwards as far as a line from central Ireland, through mid Wales to Beachy Head. Precipitation is generally more widespread over the British Isles than at Midnight although the main area of precipitation (a mixture of rain, sleet and snow) is now over East Anglia. The really milder air has pushed a little further north, as far as North Devon. Warmest Valentia and Scilly on 49°F (9.4°C) and coldest Lossiemouth on 22°F (-5.6°C). Still below freezing in parts of the Midlands, East Anglia and Scotland Overnight minima-lowest 13°F (-10.6°C) at Lossiemouth and highest 49°F (9.4°C) at Scilly. Overnight precipitation (21h-09h)-up to 12mm falling in southern and south-western areas. Tangmere and Plymouth 12mm, Portland 11mm, Kew 9mm. 5 or 6mm over the snow covered areas of the Midland and East Anglia although in some parts this continued to fall as snow. Snow cover/depth-depths are less than in previous days. However snow cover persists over Eastern England and the Midlands ( W.Raynham 14", Cranfield and Honiley 7", Finningley 6"), and many parts of northern England and Scotland with the greatest depth being 15" at Lerwick.



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