Winter 1947: 'General Inference' and Discussion* at 0600 on 21st February 1947
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'A complex depression over Britain and the Western Channel is moving slowly east north east. Wintry weather will continue over the British Isles with appreciable snowfall in the South, the Midlands, East England, and also in Northeast England and East Scotland. There will be fresh to strong northeast winds in many districts reaching gale force at times in the south and east. Frost will continue day and night in most districts'
At 0600 hours-Cold E to NE winds in most areas. Cloudy everywhere apart from western Scotland with snow falling in many areas. Temperatures are below freezing many areas with lowest value being 23°F (-5.0°C) at Little Rissington. The highest value is 34°F (1.1°C) at Bell Rock, Aberdeen, Rattray, Wick and Malin Head.Snow cover in most areas with the maximum depth 13" at Waddington
Overnight-Lowest temperature 10°F (-12.2°C) at Dalwhinnie. Warmest were Aberdeen, Rattray and Malin Head all on 33°F (0.6°C). Light precipitation in many areas with Renfrew and Malin Head the wettest with 7mm
Previous Day-Lowest maximum 27°F (-2.8°C) at Little Rissington and the highest 43°F (6.1°C) at Stornoway. Precipitation totals small with Valentia the wettest on 2mm.
Outlook-wintry weather continuing



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