Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 17th February 1947
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'Pressure will remain high over Southern Scandinavia. It will be mainly cloudy over the Southern half of England and Wales with occasional light snow though some bright periods may occur tomorrow in the East. In Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland weather will be fair. It will continue very cold generally with frost day and night in the South, locally severe during the night and morning. In the North there will be severe night frost but day temperature may reach or slightly exceed freezing point in sheltered places during the day. Visibility will be moderate or good, but local smoke-haze will occur near built-up areas and local fog in the morning in Scotland' At 0600hours-Easterly airstream with winds to F5 over eastern England. Winds calm over central Scotland and S to SW F2 over northern Scotland. Generally cloudy over England, Wales and Ireland but area of clearer skies covers central and eastern Scotland, N.Belgium,Netherlands, NW Germany and Denmark. A dry picture with just a few places, Shetland, Kew and western Germany (Kassel?) reporting snow.The coldest place is Renfrew with 17°F (-8.3°C) under clear skies and the warmest are Valentia and Roches Point on 34°F (1.1°C). On the map as a whole the coldest place is Skagen, north Denmark on 10°F (-12.2°C). Overnight minima-lowest 15°F (-9.4°C) at Eskdalemuir and Dalwhinnie. Highest is 34°F (1.1°c) at Lerwick Previous day's maxima-lowest 26°F (-3.3°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 42°F (5.6°C) at Roches Point Precipitation-generally dry but with 'trace' reported from stations in SE England and East Midlands. Wettest is Manston with 2mm Snow cover/depth-indications of a light overnight snowfall (to1") in the SE with extent of snow cover generally much as in previous days. Greatest depth is 13" at Waddington, 8" at West Raynham and Spurn Head, 7" at Finningley and Acklington. Outlook-Very cold weather continuing for several days



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