Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 25th February 1947
'A depression off southwest Ireland is moving very slowly eastwards. A weak ridge of high pressure from Iceland to southeast England is moving east. Occasional rain, sleet or snow over Ireland will move slowly east into southwest England and Wales. Otherwise weather will be mainly fair with considerable fine intervals in central and eastern districts especially, but scattered snow showers will affect northeast Scotland at first. Mist or fog will occur near large towns or industrial areas. Severe frost will develop tonight in many areas of Great Britain except in the extreme west' At 0600-clear skies and light winds over most of England, Wales and Scotland. Ireland cloudy with moderate rain and wind to F7 in the south-west and snow in the east (Collinstown). Fog in many parts of southern England and near Continent. Snow also falling in north-east France. Coldest place in BI is Defford (Worcester) on 05°F (-15.0°C) and the warmest is Roches Point on 44°F (6.7°C). Overnight minima-coldest was Dalwhinnie on 01°F (-17.2°C) and the warmest Roches Point on 42°F (5.6°C) Previous day's maxima-slightly milder than previous days with the lowest being 31°F (-0.6°C) at Manston, Boxted, Cranfield and Hawarden. However many places were above freezing with Scilly being the warmest on 44°F(6.7°C) Precipitation-Generally dry with the exception of south-west Ireland (Valentia 35mm) Snow cover/depth-much as in previous days. Lerwick deepest on 16" with Waddington and Cranfield on 15" Outlook-Sleet or snow in the southwest spreading very slowly east, becoming milder in the extreme west.
Best wishes to everyone
|*Refers to 24 hours ending 0600 on the date