Southern Uplands Forecast

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 19th March 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 19th March 2018 at 7:20am

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Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring a cold and dry day to most mountain areas with just a few residual snow flurries here and there; these mostly across eastern hills. Strong to gale force northeasterly winds across Wales will give severe wind chill. Least wind northwest Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Largely dry with hills clear of cloud. Best of the sun in the west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northeasterly. Will drop from 30 or 35mph after dawn to 20 to 25mph, although perhaps still 30mph The Cheviot.

Effect of wind on you?

Significant wind chill at first. Becoming fairly small

How Wet?

Risk snow flurries

Very likely no precipitation, although in afternoon snow flurries may come in off N Sea to affect summits near the Lothians and also the Cheviots.

Cloud on the hills?

Not expected

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sunshine. Excellent or perhaps superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-5C rising gradually to -2C through daylight. Will feel closer to -16C in direct exposure to wind at first.

Freezing Level

Terrain from valleys up frozen after dawn. Lower slopes will begin to thaw, by late afternoon up toward 550m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 20th March 2018

Cold and dry weather with light wind early in the week will give way, initially in Scotland, mid-week as winds turn westerly and rain (intermittently snow higher areas) begins to come in. Temporarily a thaw up to highest summits in Scotland. By next weekend, frequent precipitation, but on highest summits in England and Wales and widely Scottish highlands, temperatures will frequently revert back to below freezing point.

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