Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 26thJanuary 1947
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'Pressure will continue high over Scandinavia and low in the Mediterranean with easterly winds over the British isles. Occasional snow will occur over most of England and Wales and moderate falls are probable in the East and Southeast especially near the coasts. Occasional showers of rain and sleet will occur in Scotland and North Ireland and they will be rather frequent in the southeast of Scotland where snow will occur in the highground. It will continue cold in the North and very cold in the South with frost both day and night in the South and Midlands'

The morning weather reports for the 26th show the ground frozen or snow covered (mainly coastal) in the SE and E Anglia with a maximum depth of 6" at Felixstowe. The lowest overnight minimum was 27°F (-2.8°C) at a number of places in East Anglia. The warmest place overnight was Malin Head at 42°F (5.6°C). The lowest daytime maximum for the previous day was 30°F (-1.1°C) at Lympne (Kent) and the highest 44°F (6.7°C) at Cape Wrath. Light snow was reported over the SE and EAnglia.

The outlook -'Similar'

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