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 Thursday 23rd November 2017
Forecast last updated on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7:24am

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Summary for all mountain areas

Cold air advances back southwards. A complex area of low pressure NE of Scotland brings areas of frequent or constant snow to the Highlands, although should tend to fade in central areas. Clusters of snow and hail showers for England & Wales, where upland winds up to storm force.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Blustery, cold; snow and hail, locally frequent.

How windy? (On the summits)

West or southwesterly; 30 to locally 40mph after dawn. Will ease to 20 to occasionally 30mph during morning.

Effect of wind on you?

Considerable buffeting and wind chill at first, although conditions will ease.

How Wet?

Snow and hail showers, locally setting in for an hour or more

Clusters of heavy showers spreading erratically from the west, which locally may result in constant snow and hail for several hours (rain below 500m). Some areas may escape often dry by afternoon. Very wet underfoot Dumfries & Galloway, and locally also in Borders; some flooding of rivers and paths.

Cloud on the hills?

Breaks to higher tops forming

Cloud may shroud most higher areas above 600 to 700m in morning, locally lower in west. Bases should lift and break toward many higher summits, particularly Borders.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% west; 60% Borders.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine from time to time, mainly Borders afternoon. Visibility sometimes excellent, but poor for periods.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C; generally falling through day. Where exposed, will feel as cold as -14C.

Freezing Level

500 to 650m, perhaps locally slightly higher early morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 24th November 2017

Frequently cold due to predominance of northerly winds until the end of the month, and perhaps into December. Snow will accumulate extensively in N and NE Scotland, less so elsewhere in Scotland. Nevertheless, only lowest slopes will see mostly rain, and periods of thaw up to highest summits will be rare. Over England and Wales, intermittent precipitation, often of snow on highest tops.

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