Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 23rd January 1947
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' A large anticyclone over Southern Norway is drifting slowly south west. Weather will be cold to very cold generally and mainly fair but there will be scattered snow showers in eastern Scotland and eastern England and in the Midlands, but rather more frequent in extreme East and Southeast England. there will be keen to hard frost in most inland areas tonight.'
At 0600 hours-A cold East to North East Airstream covers the British Isles. Conditions are cloudy with light snow along parts of the east coast of England. Temperatures are below freezing generally in the south and east although the lowest value 26°F (-3.3°C) is reported from Aberporth and Holyhead (Valley). The highest temperature is 44°F (6.7°C) at Roches Point (S.Ireland). Frozen ground widespread away from S.Ireland. Snow cover reported from coastal stations from Kent to Northumberland.
Overnight-frost in many areas except for western coastal districts. Lowest minimum 21°F (-6.1°C) at Defford (7.5 miles SSE of Worcester) and the highest 44°F (6.7°C) at Roches Point. Maximum precipitation, Manston (Kent) 2mm
Elsewhere on the near continent-Clearer skies and rather lower temperatures down to 18°F (-7.8°C) over N. France. Light snow reported from western Germany.
Outlook-Continuing cold to very cold with snow showers mainly in Eastern districts


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