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 Tuesday 20th February 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 19th February 2018 at 2:22pm

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure builds in from the west, and a weak front which crosses the country in the early hours moves away eastwards. A largely dry and bright day, with cloud breaks to many higher tops. Windy in the morning, up to gale force for the Pennines and Wales, but tending to ease. Temperatures sub-zero again on the mountains.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Wind easing. Dry most of the day. Sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 30-35mph early morning, but tending to ease slightly through day, toward 20mph by afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Buffeting and significant wind chill higher areas in morning, but conditions improving through the day.

How Wet?

Dry overall

A chance of residual snow (rain below 600m) on some hills in eastern Borders/Cheviots at first, but soon all fading.

Cloud on the hills?

Most hills clear or clearing

Banks of cloud below 700m in the morning, most likely Borders. Cloud base lifting and breaks soon forming toward many tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Sunshine and air clarity?

The Borders may be generally overcast at first, but sunshine should increasingly break through across the region. Visibility mostly very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or 1C Feeling close to -15C where exposed to strongest wind post-dawn.

Freezing Level

Around 800m.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 21st February 2018

High pressure which briefly resides across Britain will become centred strongly over Scandinavia later this week, paving the way for very cold easterly winds to develop toward the end of February. Substantially dry conditions for the rest of this week, and most likely through the weekend. A risk of snow developing on eastern hills as the easterly winds arrive. After a brief lift above freezing at the start of this week, temperatures will be below freezing on the mountains for the foreseeable future, so the current snow-pack will substantially remain in place; probably well into March.

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