Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 12th February 1947
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'Ridge of high pressure Northeast Iceland to South Scandinavia to South Baltic, with shallow depression over France. Weather will be dull with occasional snow mainly in eastern districts, but more continuous at times and moderate locally in northeast England and southern Scotland. There will be occasional rain or sleet, however, in the southwest. In sheltered western districts of Wales and Scotland there will be some fair intervals. It will be very cold with frost night and day in all districts except the southwest, where it will be cold' At 0600 hours-easterly airstream over British isles, winds up to F5 in the east. Cloudy in most places with areas of light snow in the north Midlands, south-eastern Scotland and western Ireland. Snow showers at Cape Wrath. Rain in the Scilly Is. On the map as a whole the lowest temperature is 10°F (-12.2°C) in eastern Belgium. For the British Isles the lowest temperature is 22°F (-5.6°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 41°F (5.0°C) at Roches Point (S.Ireland) Overnight minima-lowest 21°F (-6.1°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 39°F (3.9°C) at Scilly, St. Mary's. Most mainland areas below freezing. Previous day's maxima-lowest 25°F (-3.9°C) at West Raynham (Norfolk) and the highest 47°F (8.3°C) at Scilly, St. Mary's. Precipitation-generally small amounts or dry. However West Raynham reports 6mm, Acklington 3mm. More substantial totals in south-western parts of Ireland and England. Valentia reports 19mm and Scilly 12mm. Snow cover/depth-widespread snow cover away from coastal areas in south and south-west. Waddington reports 14", Finningley 11", Spurn Head 10", Acklington 9", West Raynham 8", Little Rissington >6". Alness (nr Inverness ) now reports 12" of snow.



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