'A deep depression west of Ireland is moving slowly
north-east and associated troughs will move north-east across much of
England. Rain in the South-West will spread north-east turning to snow
giving moderate falls over Wales, Midlands, East and South East England.
Later snow will turn to rain in these areas with milder conditions and
fog. In North England and South Scotland it will be very cold with heavy
snowfall later probably spreading to North Scotland. Strong east to
south-east winds with gales locally will occur in many areas veering
later in South'.
At 0600 hours-Warm front approaching SW England and SW Ireland. Cloud
ahead of this front giving rain and snow over SW England, S.Wales and
southern Ireland. Ridge of high pressure over eastern Britain with clear
skies and temperatures below freezing . Lowest value 11°F (-11.7°C)
at Eskdalemuir. Highest 44°F (6.7°C) at Scilly. Snow cover persists
over Midlands, eastern England from Norfolk northwards and much of Scotland.
Notable depths are 8" Finningley, 15" Acklington, 9"
W.Freugh, 8" Eskdalemuir, 12" Rattray and 8" Hatston.
Over the near continent-Low over S.Sweden . Winds W to NW . Lowest temperature
19°F (-7.2°C) over NE France
Overnight-Frost in many areas away from the South West. Lowest minimum
4°F (-15.6°C) at Dalwhinnie and the highest 40°F (4.4°C)
at Scilly. Generally dry overnight although far SW saw 5mm at Scilly
and 8mm at Lizard.
Previous day-Maximum temperatures above freezing in most places although
Little Rissington managed only 32°F (0.0°C), Dalwhinnie 31°F
(-0.6°C) and Lerwick 30°F (-1.1°C). The warmest place was
Scilly which reached 50°F (10.0°C). Precipitation amounts were
generally small although Guernsey reported 12mm.
Outlook-Mild in the South and Midlands with some rain and fog but it
is uncertain how long these conditions will last. Further snow in the