Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 22nd February 1947
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'A series of depressions are moving from the Atlantic across the Bay of Biscay into central Europe while a cold easterly airstream persists over the British Isles. Snow will occur in all areas particularly over eastern and central England and east Scotland where falls will be moderate at times. Over western districts of Britain and over Northern Ireland snow will be occasional and falls light and there will be bright periods. The winds will be northeasterly, moderate at first later becoming mainly light. It will continue very cold with frost day and night and some severe night frost'
At 0600 hours-north easterly winds with temperatures below freezing in most places. The lowest temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C) at Wick and the highest is 34°F (1.1°C) at Malin Head. Snow falling in many parts of Southern Britain and Ireland with most places reporting snow cover. The maximum depth is 14" at Cranfield.
Overnight- Lowest minimum 4°F (-15.6°C) at Dalwhinnie. Highest minimum 33°F (0.6°C) at Scilly and Malin Head. Wettest place Little Rissington with 8mm
Previous Day-Lowest maximum 25°F (-3.9°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 38°F (3.3°C) at Wick, Stornoway and Benbecula. The wettest place was Guernsey with 7mm of precipitation
Outlook-Very cold weather continuing for weveral days at least.




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