Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 14th February 1947
'The low pressure to the southwest of England is slowly filling and moving southeast with a trough persisting in the Bay of Biscay. The high pressure over Scandinavia is increasing. There will be little change in the weather over Great Britain, remaining cloudy and cold over most of the country, but temperatures rising above freezing point in low lying districts of Scotland and Ireland. There will be scattered snow showers in Scotland and the North of England. There is a risk of fog in the Midlands and eastern England especially to the west of industrial areas. The extreme southwest of England will remain comparatively warm and free from frost and snow'
At 0600-Easterly airstream with winds to F5 on east coast. Temperature generally below freezing away from western coastal areas. As ever the coldest is Little Rissington on 25°F (-3.9°C) and the warmest Scilly on 40°F (4.4°C). Cloudy skies with light snow in eastern Scotland and north-eastern Ireland. Overnight minima-lowest value is 25°F (-3.9°c) at Little Rissington, Cranfield and Dalwhinnie. Highest value is 40°F (4.4°c) at Scilly. Previous day's maxima-lowest 26°F (-3.3°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 41°F (5.0°C) at Scilly. Precipitation-dry or only small amounts. Valentia (SW Ireland) is the wettest with 5mm from a stationary occlusion lurking to the south-west. Snow cover/depth-much as previous days. Waddington is the deepest with 14" followed by Rattray on 12". Outlook-Little change from the wintry conditions now holding'
|*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date