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The remarkable November of 1947


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In a such memorable year with amazing weather, the November of 1947 is almost virtually overlooked but itself was a remarkable month with large temperature variations in a short space of time.

The month began very mild with tropical maritime air pumping up over the UK with maxima into the mid teens

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The month became much colder with snowfalls and severe frosts mid-month

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With a snow cover and slack gradients, the 19th was a very cold night over Scotland with a minimum of -17.2C recorded at Dalwhinnie but the following day, tropical maritime air flooded NEwards on the 20th and it became exceptionally mild with 17.2C recorded at Dunoon and Hawarden. The following 2 days were exceptionally mild as high as 18.3C due to the fohn effect at Hawarden and Llandudno

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But on the 24th, the colder Arctic airflow was back and it became cold again with frosts and wintry showers and it remained cold to the end of the month

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Data for November 1947

CET: 7.2 (+1.0)

Highest CET daily maximum: 15.7C (21st)

Lowest CET daily maximum: 1.9C (30th)

Highest CET daily minimum: 13.5C (22nd)

Lowest CET daily minimum: -3.2C (27th, 28th)

9th-12th: 12.1C

17th-19th: 1.9C

21st-23rd: 13.8C

26th-30th: 0.7C

19th November lowest min: -17.2C

20th November highest max: 17.2C

From the 21st November 1947 edition of the Times

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Edited by Mr_Data
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