Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 15th March 1947
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'A deep depression west of Ireland is moving slowly north-east and associated troughs will move north-east across much of England. Rain in the South-West will spread north-east turning to snow giving moderate falls over Wales, Midlands, East and South East England. Later snow will turn to rain in these areas with milder conditions and fog. In North England and South Scotland it will be very cold with heavy snowfall later probably spreading to North Scotland. Strong east to south-east winds with gales locally will occur in many areas veering later in South'.
At 0600 hours-Warm front approaching SW England and SW Ireland. Cloud ahead of this front giving rain and snow over SW England, S.Wales and southern Ireland. Ridge of high pressure over eastern Britain with clear skies and temperatures below freezing . Lowest value 11°F (-11.7°C) at Eskdalemuir. Highest 44°F (6.7°C) at Scilly. Snow cover persists over Midlands, eastern England from Norfolk northwards and much of Scotland. Notable depths are 8" Finningley, 15" Acklington, 9" W.Freugh, 8" Eskdalemuir, 12" Rattray and 8" Hatston.
Over the near continent-Low over S.Sweden . Winds W to NW . Lowest temperature 19°F (-7.2°C) over NE France
Overnight-Frost in many areas away from the South West. Lowest minimum 4°F (-15.6°C) at Dalwhinnie and the highest 40°F (4.4°C) at Scilly. Generally dry overnight although far SW saw 5mm at Scilly and 8mm at Lizard.
Previous day-Maximum temperatures above freezing in most places although Little Rissington managed only 32°F (0.0°C), Dalwhinnie 31°F (-0.6°C) and Lerwick 30°F (-1.1°C). The warmest place was Scilly which reached 50°F (10.0°C). Precipitation amounts were generally small although Guernsey reported 12mm.
Outlook-Mild in the South and Midlands with some rain and fog but it is uncertain how long these conditions will last. Further snow in the North.



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