Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 16th February 1947
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'An anticyclone is persisting over southern Scandinavia with pressure low to the southwest of the British Isles. Weather will continue dull in most districts, with occasional slight snow, but a further period of more continuous snow, mainly slight, will affect the southeast of England during the period. There will be some local fair periods in sheltered western districts. It will continue very cold with frost day and night' At 0600 hours-East to north-easterly airstream with winds to F6 on eastern coasts of England and Ireland. Generally cloudy in eastern areas and over Ireland. Lowest temperature is 21°F (-6.1°C) at Aberporth (W.Wales) and Renfrew-both of which report clear skies.Highest temperature is 42°F (5.6°C) from Valentia and Roches Point in S.Ireland. Overnight minima-lowest value is 15°F (-9.4°C) at Finningley and the highest 39°F(3.9°C) at Valentia and Roches Point. Previous day's maxima-lowest value Little Rissington on 28°F (-2.2°C) and highest Scilly on 44°F (6.7°C) Precipitation-largely dry except for S.Ireland (Roches Point 4mm) Snow cover/depth-snow cover continues as in previous days (but it must be looking rather worn by now). Maximum depth is still 13" at Waddington with Rattray reporting 10" and both Spurn Head and Acklington 8". Outlook-'Little change'



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