Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 28th February 1947
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'The depression over Belgium will continue to move away east-north-east, while a ridge of high pressure off the western coasts of the British Isles moves eastwards. It will be mainly cloudy in the Eastern districts of Scotland and England with occasional snow, which may be of moderate intensity locally. In western districts there will be scattered snow showers but considerable bright periods, which will gradually spread eastwards. Winds will be north to northeast fresh or strong in the east at first, moderating slowly later, while winds will become light in western districts tomorrow. Frost will occur in most places tonight and be keen to hard in parts of the west' At 0600-yesteday's low now over NE Belgium giving snow over Belgium, Netherlands and N.France. Cloudy over eastern districts of British Isles with some snow but clearer skies in the west. Temperatures at or a little below freezing in most areas although Prestwick reports 17°F (-8.3C). the warmest places are Valentia and Malin Head on 38°F (3.3°C). On the map as a whole N.Denmark is the coldest with 12°F (-11.1°C), easterly winds F6 and light snow. Overnight minima-at or just below freezing in many places. Prestwick coldest on 12°F (-11.1°C), St Eval (Cornwall), Guernsey warmest on 34°F (1.1°C). Previous day's maxima-above freezing at all stations except for Dalwhinnie on 30°F (-1.1°C). Warmest was Valentia on 43°F (6.1°C). Precipitation-Dry or trace in most areas. Exceptions are places in north-east England and eastern Scotland, Rattray 14mm, Orkney 9mm, Tynemouth 7mm, Wick 5mm Sunshine-west is best with Castle Archdale and Rineanna (Ireland) both reporting over 9 hours Snow cover/depth-as in previous days. West Raynham (Norfolk) and Lerwick reporting 14", Finningley 11", Waddington and Castle Archdale both on 9".



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