Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 13th February 1947
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'A depression southwest of Ireland is moving eastsoutheast whilst pressure remains high northeast of the British Isles. Weather will continue dull over the British Isles and there will be occasional light snow, chiefly in the East and Northeast. Moderate falls will occur locally in Northeast England, East and Southeast Scotland. Local light rain or sleet will occur in the extreme Southwest. It will be very cold with frost by day and night in most places except the extreme Southwest' At 0600-mainly cloudy with easterly winds to F5 on east coast. Most places below freezing with Little Rissington coldest on 24°F (-4.4°C) and Scilly the warmest on 41°F (5.0°C). On the near continent temperatures averaging around 20°F (-6.7°C) under cloudy skies. Light snow reported from the Midlands , NE England, Eastern and Northern Scotland. Overnight minima- 22°F (-5.6°C) at Dalwhinnie (Nr Inverness) is the lowest value and 37°F (2.8°c) at Scilly, the highest. Below freezing at most mainland stations. Previous day's maxima-lowest value 25°F (-3.9°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 41°F(5.0°C) at Scilly Precipitation-generally dry or only small amounts. However Hatston (Orkney) reports 9mm. Snow cover/depth-snow cover remains widespread away from southern and western coastal areas of England, Wales and Scotland. No snow cover reported from stations in Ireland. Waddington has 14" of snow, Finningley 11" and West Raynham 8".



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