Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 3rd March 1947
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'Pressure is low between the Azores and the British Isles. A ridge of high pressure extending from Greenland across central Britain to Germany is moving slowly northeast. Rain will soon spread into Cornwall and will move very slowly north-east and turn to sleet or snow; the snow is expected to spread to all southern and central districts of England and Wales by midday tomorrow. Otherwise it will be fair or fine, except for scattered wintry showers in north Scotland and local fog tonight in South Scotland and North England. Frost tonight will be severe in the north and slight in the south' At 0600-cloudy with winds E to F6 in the south-west otherwise clear skies with wind calm or light NW. Dry everywhere. Lowest temperature 05°F (-15.0°C) at Leeming (N.Yorks) and highest 40°F (4.4°C) at Scilly. Overnight minima-lowest 03°F (-16.1°C) at Leeming and the highest 39°F (3.9°C) at Scilly Previous day's maxima-above freezing everywhere. Lowest 33°F (0.6°C) at Dalwhinnie and Lerwick , highest 46°F (7.8°C) at Scilly. Precipitation- dry everywhere except for some northern parts of Scotland. Hatston (Orkney) is wettest with 4.2mm Sunshine-another day of prolonged sunshine in most areas. Finningley sunniest with 10 hours Snow cover/depth-as in previous days. Lerwick 15", West Raynham 12" and Aberdeen 10" are the deepest. Outlook-A change to a mild type of weather with local fog at first, especially in the Midlands and East Anglia; a period of snow elsewhere, followed by a slow thaw spreading from the south.



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