Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 7th March 1947
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General Inference 'A depression off north Ireland is moving south and a feeble anticyclone over southwest England is moving east. It will be dull with occasional snow in north England, the Irish Sea and south Scotland with local wintry showers in north Ireland and north Scotland.In east England, west and east Midlands there will be occasional snow but some bright periods at first especially in the south. In Wales and Southern England there will be many sunny areas but a risk of showers spreading into Wales and southwest England mainly of rain or sleet but snow on high ground. There will be some local industrial fog at first in southern part of the Midlands. Industrial mist or fog tonight in east and southeast England and Midlands. It will be very cold but with temperatures above freezing in most places in afternoon but with frost at night especially in east and southeast England' At 00GMT-yesterdays low is now over NE Netherlands. Much lighter winds over British Isles. Continuous heavy snow falling at Prestwick. Temperatures generally below freezing with Hawarden (nr Chester) coldest on 9°F (-12.8°C). At 06GMT-yesterday's low is now over the Hamburg area (below freezing with continuous drizzle). Another small low has now appeared, situated just off NW Ireland. Snow now falling more widely in NW England, SW Scotland and northern parts of Ireland. Most stations report temperatures below freezing with Defford (nr Worcester) the coldest on 03°F 9-16.1°C). Overnight minima-below freezing at all stations on the mainland. Defford was the coldest on 01°F (-17.2°C) and, more widely, Scilly and Point of Ayre the warmest on 33°F (0.6°C) Previous day's maxima-at or just above freezing generally. West Raynham was the coldest on 30°F(-1.1°C). Far western districts were milder with Rineanna (now Shannon Airport) the warmest on 45°F (7.2°C) Precipitation (prev 24 hrs)-dry or trace over most of England and Wales. SW Scotland generally 5 or 6mm, NE Scotland to 3mm and Ireland 3 or 4mm. Snow cover/depth-the deepest and most widespread snow cover (>6") remains from Eastern England across to SW Wales. West Raynham 19", Cranfield 18", Little Rissington 12", Finningley 9", Aberporth >6". To the south of this zone smaller depths e.g. Kew and Farnborough 3". SW Scotland now has snow to 6" (Prestwick), N Ireland to 4" (Cas. Archdale). NE Scotland also continues with deep snow, Lerwick 16", Aberdeen 13", Rattray 12".



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