Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 8th February 1947
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.The deep depression to the southwest of the British Isles is almost stationary while a trough and occlusion over the western English Channel and West France is moving very slowly northeast. Occasional rain will occur in the extreme Southwest coastal areas but elsewhere very cold wintry conditions will continue. Snow will spread very slowly to South Wales, South and Southeast England and the South Midlands. There will be occasional snow in East Scotland and Northeast England, but elsewhere only local slight snow will occur. There may be local breaks in the cloud in the Southeast and in sheltered coastal districts of the Northwest' At 0600 hours-The occluded front to the SW is edging closer, now giving heavy rain over the Scilly Is. High pressure is centred over NE Poland/Lithuania with low pressure off SW Ireland. An E to SE airstream covers the British Isles with winds F3-6 in most areas but F7-8 in SW England. Most places in Britain are cloudy but there is an area of clear skies from the Netherlands to Denmark. The lowest temperatures are in this area of clear skies with the lowest being 7°F (-13.9°C) at Twenthe (E.Netherlands). Over the British Isles temperatures are below freezing away from south-western districts and the Northern Isles. The lowest value is 25°F (-3.9°C) at Honiley and Little Rissington. The warmest is Scilly, St. Mary's on 42°F (5.6°C). The wettest place in the previous 24 hours is Scilly with 12mm. Otherwise little precipitation although coastal areas of NE England and E Scotland have had up to 5mm. Plymouth reports rain and snow, Aberdeen and Alness (nr Inverness) light snow with recent snow at Waddington, St. Abb's Head (Berwickshire) and Shetland. At 0600 both Waddington and Little Rissington report 'drifting snow' Overnight minima-the lowest reported is 23°F (-5.0°C) at Honiley, Little Rissington and Holyhead (Valley). Warmest overnight is Scilly on 41°F (5.0°C). Maxima on previous day-below freezing in most areas away from south-western areas of England and Ireland and the Northern Isles. Lowest value is 26°F (-3.3°C) at Honiley and Little Rissington and the highest is 44°F (6.7°C) at Scilly. Snow cover and depth-snow cover widespread away from stations in south-western areas of England and Ireland and coastal areas of W.Scotland. Waddington and Acklington report 12", Spurn Head 10", Finningley 9" and Tynemouth 6". ( Little Rissington and Honiley >6").



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