Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 2nd March 1947
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'Pressure continues high over Greenland, and a ridge of high pressure over the British Isles will move slowly northeast. weather will be fair in most districts, but there will be wintry showers in North Scotland. There will be local mist or fog near large towns around dawn, soon dispersing. It will be very cold with severe frost at night in many districts, but day temperatures rising above freezing point' At 0600 hours-low pressure now over southern Sweden, light NW to W winds to F5 on east coast otherwise light or even calm in southern districts. Cloudy with snow showers in eastern Scotland, otherwise clear skies in many areas. Coldest place is Renfrew on 12°F 9-11.1°C) and the warmest, Valley and Malin Head on 36°F (2.2°C). Overnight minima-at or below freezing everywhere (which I believe is the first time this has happened since the cold spell started in January). Lowest temperature 05°F (-15.0°C) at Dalwhinnie and the warmest 32°F (0°C) at Scilly and Point of Ayre (IoM). Previous day's maxima- above freezing in most places although Dalwhinnie is again the coldest on 30°F (-1.1°C). Warmest is Valentia on 45°F (7.2°C) Precipitation-dry in most areas apart from north-east Scotland (Aberdeen 14mm). Point of Ayre also reports 7mm. Sunshine-prolonged sunshine in most areas with the highest amounts at Croydon and Tangmere on 9.8hrs. Snow cover/depth-once again much as in previous days with most stations in southern and western areas continuing to be snow free. West Raynham and Lerwick continue to be the deepest on 15", Aberdeen 13", Finningley 11", Acklington and Leuchars 9", Rattray 7" and Castle Archdale (N.Ireland) 6"Outlook-'Fine in most districts, with severe night frosts. Snow expected to spread slowly northeast across our south western districts and probably reaching Southeast England'.



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