Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 8th March 1947
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'A shallow depression centred over the Solway Firth is moving slowly east and pressure is relatively high over North France and South Germany. There will be local falls of snow, mainly of a showery type in many districts particularly in Wales, North England and South Scotland, rain showers will fall on low ground in the South. It will become fine in many districts tonight but fog may develop near large towns. Hard frost will occur in many districts tonight but temperatures tomorrow will rise above freezing especially in the South' At 00GMT-shallow low over SW Scotland drifting slowly eastwards. Largely cloudy over British Isles with light winds and snow falling over The Midlands, N.England and SW Scotland. lowest temperature 16°F (-8.9°C) at Aberdeen. highest 40°F (4.4°C) at Plymouth, Lizard, Scilly and Pembroke. At 06GMT-still largely cloudy. The main area of snow has moved eastwards with snow falling in the South East, East Anglia and North East England. Lowest temperature 16°F (-8.9°C) at...Aberdeen. Lizard and Scilly remain the warmest on 40°F (4.4°C). Overnight minima-coldest was Dalwhinnie on 2°F(-16.7°C) and the warmest Lizard on 39°F (3.9°C) Previous day's maxima- Coldest were Finningley, Spurn Head, West Freugh (nr Stranraer) and Eskdalemuir all on 32°F (0.0°C). The warmest was Scilly on 47°F (8.3°C) Precipitation totals in prev 24 hrs-a dry day (09-21h) in most southern and south-western areas, more precipitation in north-western areas (Point of Ayre 9mm). Up to 3mm in NE Scotland. Higher totals overnight (21-09h) in England and Wales. St Eval (Cornwall) 11mm, Boscombe Down 9mm, Carlisle 8mm, Yeovilton 7mm. Largely dry over Scotland. Sunshine(previous day)-prolonged sunshine in many places except for Northern England, SW Scotland and Northern Ireland. Defford (nr Worcester) recorded 11.2hours. Snow cover/depth-if anything a bit more extensive than previous days. Deeper snow areas; from Eastern England across to South Wales (W.Raynham 20", Cranfield 15", Honiley 14",Waddington 11",Manston (Kent) 10", Felixstowe 9", Finningley 9", Defford 8", Bristol 5", Fairwood (nr Swansea) 5" and Aberporth >6"); north-west England/south-west Scotland (Carlisle 4", Eskdalemuir 14", Prestwick and West Freugh 6"); north-east England/eastern Scotland (Leeming 7", Leuchars 5", Aberdeen 11", Rattray 12" and Lerwick 16"). Castle Archdale (N.Ireland) still has 3" snow.


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