Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 11th February 1947
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'Pressure is low to the South and high to the North of the British Isles. It will be cloudy in all districts with periods of snow in East and Northeast England and Southeast Scotland and occasional snow elsewhere except at first in Southwest England where there will be slight rain or sleet. It will be rather mild at first in extreme Southwest England, but otherwise cold or very cold' At 0600 hours-The occluded front which introduced the slightly milder air into much of England and Wales yesterday is now retreating southwards. The front is now lying from the southern Irish Sea across to northern France. Behind the front temperatures are generally at or below freezing point with an area of light snow over eastern areas from the East Midlands and Norfolk to Central Scotland. The lowest temperature in this area is 26°F (-3.3°C) at West Raynham, Norfolk. (NW Germany reports 12°F (-11.1°C) with continuous moderate snowfall). To the south of the front temperatures are generally above freezing point with Scilly, St.Mary's reporting 44°F (6.7°C). Cloudy skies everywhere except for Alborg, N.Denmark. Overnight minima-below freezing in most areas except for south-western areas of England, Ireland and the Western Isles. Lowest minimum 25°F(-3.9°C) at West Raynham, Cranfield, Little Rissington and Dalwhinnie. Highest minimum 43°F (6.1°C) at Scilly, St. Mary's. Previous day's maxima-lowest 30°F (-1.1°C) at West Raynham and the highest 49°F (9.4°C) at...Scilly, St.Mary's. Precipitation-over eastern parts of England and Scotland 4 or 5mm is typical although Felixstowe reports 9mm. Parts of central Ireland were also wet with Birr Castle reporting 18mm of rainfall. These wetter areas seem to reflect the zone where yesterday's front came to a halt before returning south-westwards. Elsewhere dry or only small amounts of precipitation. Snow cover/depth-Widespread again away from southern and western coastal areas. Waddington, Finningley and Rattray (nr Aberdeen) all report 12", Leeming 11", Spurn Head 10", Acklington 9" and Little Rissington >6". Outlook-'Continuig mainly very cold, with local snow, especially near East Coast'



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