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 Friday 15th December 2017
Forecast last updated on Friday 15th December 2017 at 7:12am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Mountain terrain frozen. The remnants of a front will bring a little snow and low cloud southwards across England and Wales. Elsewhere, substantially fine with cloud lifting off most summits, although in N & NE Scotland snow and low cloud widespread.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Mountain terrain frozen. Windy, snow flurries.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 30 to 35mph, although 40mph for a couple of hours or so after dawn.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Isolated flurries

Isolated, if any snow flurries, although snow more widespread at and perhaps post dawn Borders.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little if any

Cloud shrouding some higher areas at dawn will clear within a couple of hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine. Mostly excellent or superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen from valleys or lower slopes up although partial thawing, particularly sunlit slopes up to about 500m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 16th December 2017

Snow melt will be substantial from Sunday, although from Wednesday there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles on the Scottish Highlands. Rain (occasionally snow higher summits) intermittently W & NW Scotland, but elsewhere total rainfall small. Most forecasts indicate frequent stormy, often wet conditions from Christmas as a series of deep Atlantic lows come in. Intermittently snow will fall, particularly Scottish Highlands. However, a small minority of indicators suggest much colder, drier conditions eventually returning.

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