Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 9th February 1947
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'A deep depression is centred SW. of England and an easterly airstream covers the British Isles. There will be occasional snow over much of England and Wales especially in East Anglia, the Midlands and East Wales. Scattered wintry showers will occur elsewhere, mainly in East Scotland. Much low cloud or fog will affect Southeast England. It will continue very cold with temperatures near or rather below freezing point in most places, except in Cornwall.' At 0600 hours-The occluded front has moved a little closer and now lies E-W along the English Channel, crossing south Cornwall. Everywhere in the British Isles is cloudy but there are clear skies over Denmark. The lowest temperature is Hamburg (area) on 10°F (-12.2°C). The coldest place in Britain is Little Rissington on 25°F (-3.9°C) and the warmest is Scilly, St.Mary's on 48°F (8.9°C). Continuous snow is falling in many parts of the South-East, East Anglia and Midlands. The area of snow has moved eastwards from S.Wales and parts of the West Country on the previous day to eastern areas overnight giving falls of up to 6" of fresh snow in some places. Precipitation totals for the previous 24 hours are highest at Bristol and South Farnborough both showing 15mm with 8" and 6" of snow respectively. Away from the major area of snow (and rain in the far SW) most places have been dry although light snow is reported along the E. coast of Scotland. Overnight minima-Coldest Cranfield, Little Rissington and Rattray on 24°F (-4.4°C). generally below freezing away from south-western areas of England and Ireland. Previous day's maxima-Coldest Little Rissington on 27°F (-2.8°C), warmest Scilly, St. Mary's 45°F (7.2°C). Note that Scilly continued to get warmer overnight-to 48°F (8.9°C) by 0600 the following day. Many places away from the South-West and western coasts remained at or below freezing. Snow cover/depth-snowfall in previous 24 hours has added up to 6" in some parts of the South, the Midlands and East Anglia. Waddington and Acklington both report 12", Little Rissington 11", Finningly 9" and Bristol 8". Otherwise 4-6" in many areas. Snow cover still widespread away from south-western parts (reporting stations) of England and Ireland.



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