Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 27th January 1947
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'Pressure is high to the north of Scotland and a very cold easterly air stream covers most of the British Isles. Weather will be cloudy, with periods of snow in most districts with the exception of North Scotland. In the Midlands, East Anglia and South-east England snowfall will be more prolonged and moderate at times. It will be very cold in most places'.

Ground frozen/snow covered in much of south and east. Snow depths between 1" and 3" although Felixstowe is now up to 8". Overnight minima below freezing over most of the British Isles with the exception of Ireland and coastal areas in Scotland. Lowest value was 23°F (-5.0°C) at Little Rissington (Glos) and the highest 40°F (4.4°C) at Rattray Head . St Mary's (Scilly Is) saw a minimum of 29°C (-1.7°C). Previous daytime maxima (26th) below freezing in many parts of SE, lowest value 27°F (-2.8°C) at Boscombe Down and highest 43°F (6.1°C) at Malin Head. The morning chart (06h) shows the air leaving the Dutch coast with temperatures between 19°F (-7.2°C) and 25°F (-3.9°C) and arriving on the east coast of England between 27°F(-2.8°C) and 33°F(0.6°C) giving light snow as far inland as the Midlands.



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