Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 9th March 1947
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'A trough of low pressure is slowly approaching southwest districts and a ridge of high pressure across England and Scotland will recede northeast.There will be bright periods in most areas especially in the southeast but occasional wintry showers will occur more especially in northeast England and east Scotland. Occasional rain or sleet in the extreme southeast will extend slowly north and east but will become sleet or snow. The rain, sleet or snow with reach Southeast England, the Midlands and Northwest England during the early hours of tomorrow morning. It will be cold but day temperatures will rise well above freezing in the South today. Frost will occur in the North tonight' At 00GMT-warm front over Biscay moving NE. Light winds over British Isles with clear skies in some western areas. Coldest place is Stornoway on 20°F (-6.7°C) and the warmest Scilly on 42°F (6.1°C) At 06GMT-ridge of high pressure still over British Isles. Light and variable winds with clearest skies over Scotland. Coldest places are Prestwick and Eskdalemuir on 20°F (-6.7°C) and the warmest (still) is Scilly on 42°F (5.6°C). Eastern districts of England and Scotland report some light snow in the last 6 hours-but amounts are small. Overnight minima-lowest 8°F (-14.4°C) at Dalwhinnie and highest 41°F (5.0°C) at Scilly Previous day's maxima-into the 40'sF (>4.4°C) in many parts of the South. Scilly was the warmest on 50°F (10.0°C) and all stations reported max >0°C with Rattray the coldest on 33°F (0.6°C). Precipitation (prev 24 hrs)-many inland places dry or trace. However coastal stations report up to 3mm with SW Ireland reporting 4mm Snow cover/depth-still a cover of snow from eastern England across to South Wales but depths reduced. (Kew 1",Boxted 5", W.Raynham >6", Mildenhall 4", Waddington and Cranfield 9", Mildenhall 4",Honiley 7", Bristol 2", Aberporth 8"). In Northern England depths are reduced as well (Carlisle 3", Finningley 3"Acklington 4"). Eskdalemuir has 4" and Aldergrove 2". In NE Scotland deep snow persists with Aberdeen on 10", Rattray 12" and Lerwick 15".



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