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 Saturday 16th February 2019
Forecast last updated on Friday 15th February 2019 at 2:53pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Drizzly rain across the W/NW Highlands in the morning will fizzle out, and cloud bases will tend to lift. Best breaks toward the Cairngorms. For England & Wales, low cloud mostly focused around Irish Sea coasts, but extensive in south Wales. Blustery winds, gales widely into evening.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Drizzle and low cloud mostly west in morning. Wind strengthening later.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly, 20 to 30mph, at times 35mph, strongest around dawn, and again toward dusk. Widely reaching gale force on hills into the night.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly blustery on higher areas, with local gusty conditions around passes and cols.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Patchy drizzle in west morning

A little drizzle from dawn across Dumfries & Galloway including hills near the M74, may be persistently damp for a few hours, but amounts small, and tending to fade by middle of day. After dark, drizzly rain may well return. Dry overall across Borders, Cheviots & Lothians.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive for a time in west. Clearer in east.

Cloud may well be extensive across hills west of the M74 above about 400-600m in the morning, but may lift and break to higher tops through the day. Elsewhere, hills likely largely cloud free.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% in the west, 70% in the east.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of sunshine, perhaps often sunny eastern areas for a few hours Borders. Visibility fairly good, but slight haze possible, and often rather dull in Galloway.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 or 5C. Where exposed to strongest wind, feeling closer to -5C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Sunday 17th February 2019

South to southwesterly winds continue through the weekend into next week, eventually becoming southeasterly. For 36-48 hours Monday-Tuesday, freezing levels will drop to 900m or briefly lower, with showers of snow or hail on the mountains, focused western Scotland. By midweek, temperatures will lift again, as high pressure rebuilds to the east of Britain. Dry conditions likely to prevail for several days. A thaw will resume, leaving very little snow in general on the mountains. Some low cloud, with inversion conditions some days. Often windy, gale force at times, and locally very gusty.

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