Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 11th March 1947
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'A deep depression over the Low Countries and another depression north of the Azores will move east or northeast. It will be dull with periods of slight rain or snow in the North, and light rain with sleet over high ground in the South. This will gradually die out during the night and there will be some bright periods in the Northwest. It will be cold with slight night frosts in many districts and some mist or fog later tonight in the Midland and North England, but temperatures by day will be slightly above freezing point' At 00GMT-low centred SW England, moving east. Milder conditions, with temperatures in mid 40'sF (7.2°C) have reached areas south of a line from London to North Devon. South Cornwall has temperatures up to 47°F (8.3°C) but Lerwick is only 23°F (-6.0°C).Raining over Southern England with snow falling in NE England and Eastern Scotland. By 06GMT-low has now moved eastwards into southern North Sea with occluded front moving southwards across southern districts of England. Colder air is moving back into southern areas and temperatures are now at or just below freezing over East Anglia. Precipitation now generally light. Overnight minima-Lerwick coldest on 23°F (-5.0°C), Valentia warmest on 45°F (7.2°C) Previous day's maxima-Valentia reached 54°F (12.2°C) and even Farnborough managed 50°F (10.0°C). Lowest Eskdalemuir, Spurn Head and Waddington all on 34°F (1.1°C) Precipitation in prev 24 hrs-A wet 24 hours in the South! Croydon 17mm, Tangmere 29mm, Manston 20mm, L.Rissington 17mm, Guernsey 24 mm. All stations recorded some precipitation. Flooding imminent. Snow cover/depth-by 21hours on the previous day snow cover/depth in many areas had reached their smallest amounts since January. However the return of colder air to the Midlands and East Anglia has led to further snowfalls in those areas, albeit light. Snow cover persists across Eastern and North East England, Midlands and parts of Northern Ireland and SW Scotland. The deepest snow is over NE Scotland with Lerwick still reporting 15" snow.


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