Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 14th March 1947
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General Inference at 06GMT 'A depression over south Denmark is moving steadily east and a ridge of high pressure will develop over the British Isles ahead of a further depression advancing from the Atlantic. Today weather will be cloudy generally with occasional snow, mainly light and more especially in eastern districts. In the extreme south-west there will be occasional rain or drizzle and there is a chance of local freezing rain in the southern districts of England. Some bright periods will occur in the north-west and tonight good clearances of cloud will occur in western and central districts. Fair conditions apart from scattered snow showers near the coast will spread to eastern areas in the morning but further rain is expected to reach the extreme south-west late in the morning. It will be very cold generally and hard frost will occur in western and central places tonight, also slight to keen frost in the east.' At Midnight-an elongated area of low pressure is shown from southern Ireland to the Netherlands. This is the boundary between mild air (mid 40'sF (7°C) to the south and air close to freezing to the north). Snow is still falling over the north of England and in southern Scotland. St. Abb's Head continues to report 'blowing snow'. By 06GMT the depression has moved away eastwards and a cold front is shown from north Devon to north Kent. By 12GMT the colder air has reached all but south Cornwall and by 18GMT it is clear of the mainland. Overnight minima-coldest Lerwick on 17°F (-8.3°C) and warmest Scilly on 48°F (8.9°C). A frost from E.Anglia/Midlands northward Daytime maxima (14th)-warmest Scilly on 50°F (10.0°C), coldest Dalwhinnie 31°F (-0.6°C) and L.Rissington on 32°F (0°C) Precipitation-wet overnight in southern and central districts-Honiley 7mm. Further north precipitation (continued as snow) with 3-5mm generally. Much drier during the daytime although Guernsey reports 12mm Sunshine-prolonged sunshine over Scotland and far north of England-Tiree 10.1 hours. Many places >7hours Snow cover/depth-somewhat revived over E.Anglia/Midlands-Waddington 5". Main areas of deep snow are, far north of England, southern and eastern Scotland-Finningley 8", Leeming 10", Acklington 17", Renfrew and W.Freugh 9", Eskdalemuir 8", several stations in NE Scotland at 7" and Lerwick 15".



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