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 Wednesday 20th November 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 3:14pm

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How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 30 to 35, perhaps locally 40mph Galloway.

Effect of wind on you?

Blustery, strongest winds not necessarily on highest tops. Significant wind chill. Some sudden gusts running downslope.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no precipitation.

Substantially dry, but risk isolated patches of rain, or on higher tops snow flurries; most common west of M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Most persistent western hills

Cloud generally extensive across the hills, particularly Galloway; base typically 600m, perhaps lower for a time. There may only be a few patches on the hills at dawn and perhaps the odd ribbon of valley fog.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%, but 20% westernmost hills.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Little or no sunshine. Hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or 1C. In exposure to strongest wind, feeling like -12C.

Freezing Level

700 to 850m lowest Borders. All terrain substantially or completely frozen or partly frozen, particularly morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 21st November 2019

Areas of low pressure lying to the west & southwest of Britain will make gradual progress across the country later this week. A slow lift of temperature, although winter conditions will prevail across higher Scottish mountains through the weekend. Even next week in the Highlands, periods of thaw are expected to be short-lived. Occasional snowfalls. Least precipitation again in the far north/northwest. Tops in England & Wales more commonly above freezing point. Periods of rain or showers coming in from the south/southwest. Winds varied through weekend, but risk bouts of gales next week.

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