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 11th December 2019
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 11th December 2019 at 4:20pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively windy and cold, with frequent snow and hail on most, particularly western mountains. Whiteout in some areas, and lightning in places. Upland gales will be severe northern Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Upland winds near gale. Snow and hail showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 30 or 35mph, although nearer 40mph post dawn.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous, particularly on higher areas. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Snow and hail showers. Small risk lightning.

Snow and hail showers; most frequent across hills west of the M74 and Pentland hills. Risk isolated thunder. Mostly rain only below 300-400m. Very wet underfoot lower slopes especially Dumfries and Galloway.

Cloud on the hills?

Tops often clear, but abruptly extensive near precipitation

Most fog confined to or above higher tops, but near precipitation, cloud bases abruptly below 400-600m; perhaps extensive over and hour or two.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

A few patches of sun between showers, mainly eastern Borders. Visibility very good outside showers, but abruptly very poor in precipitation.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C. Will feel as cold as minus 15C directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

650m - some variation as precipitation comes and goes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 12th December 2019

Cold, intermittently windy and extensive snowfall on most mountain areas during the next week. Only occasionally will snow penetrate to affect access roads; nevertheless, snow will accumulate on many lower slopes. Generally precipitation will be focussed on western mountains; some eastern summits substantially dry.

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