Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 27th February 1947
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'A depression off east Scotland is almost stationary and filling up while a developing low pressure area over the Bay of Biscay will spread east to western Germany. There will be snow at first in eastern Scotland dying out slowly. Wintry showers will occur elsewhere in Scotland, North Ireland, North Wales and North England but it will be mainly fair elsewhere. Winds will become generally easterly and it will become colder with frost at night but day temperatures rising somewhat above the freezing point' At 0600-Yesterday's low (note snow depths below) is now skulking just off the east coast of Scotland. Cyclonic circulation over northern areas with snow still falling in eastern Scotland and clear skies in the west. Cloudy in southern and eastern England with clear skies over Wales and Ireland. Lowest temperature 27°F (-2.8°C) at Birr Castle and Collinstown (Ireland) and warmest 39°F (3.9°C) at Scilly. Overnight minima-Generally just below freezing with Hawarden, Dalwhinnie, Birr Castle and Collinstown all coldest on 25°F (-3.9°C). Highest minima 39°F (3.9°C) at Scilly. Previous day's maxima-most places above freezing with Scilly the warmest on 50°F (10.0°C) although Dalwhinnie managed only 29°F (-1.7) Precipitation-no precipitation in most southern areas. In north-east England and eastern Scotland, closer to the low pressure system, there have been more significant amounts (falling as snow) Leuchars 14mm, Aberdeen 11mm, Lerwick 9mm, Leeming 8mm. Snow cover/depth-once again the slightly higher temperatures at southern stations have reduced snow cover with only S.Farnborough and Gorleston reporting any. More widespread over northern and eastern areas, e.g. Lerwick 14", Waddington 13", Finningley 11", Renfrew 8", Aberdeen and Acklington 7". In Northern Ireland both Aldergrove and Castle Archdale report >6" of snow.



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