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 Monday 10th December 2018
Forecast last updated on Sunday 9th December 2018 at 2:50pm

Today | Tuesday | Wednesday

Summary for all mountain areas

A quiet day under a ridge of high pressure. Apart from rare brief showers in the west, most places will be dry all day. Areas of fog may linger on western hills. Patchy rain possible near western coasts late in the day. Winds generally light. Chilly; frosty Scotland & N England from dawn.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Wind becoming light. Largely dry, many tops clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 20mph from dawn, backing west later southwesterly 10mph in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Marked wind chill around dawn, soon easing.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rare showers; rain later west.

Isolated showers or patches of light rain confined to Galloway, snow highest tops. Toward dusk, an increasing risk of rain (snow higher areas) moving into Galloway from west.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little; may persist higher western areas.

Galloway: Banks of cloud on the hills may linger above 700-800m. Near & east of M74: Hills likely clear for much of the day, bar the odd patch here and there at dawn.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40% west; 80% Borders/Cheviots.

Air clarity (below cloud)

A few glimpses of sun, mainly across eastern hills in morning, weakening as high cloud builds. Visibility good much of day, but locally reducing far west toward dusk.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C, lifting slowly to 2C Galloway.

Freezing Level

700-800m at dawn, rising slowly through day; above tops by dusk onward. Some lower slopes remaining partially frozen after overnight frost.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 11th December 2018

Mostly cloudy and murky on Tuesday-Wednesday with patches of rain or drizzle. After midweek, a series of low pressure systems are expected to come in from the Atlantic, bringing bouts of gales and rain for all areas, and at times upland snow in the north as freeze-thaw cycles occur across the Scottish Highlands. Across England and Wales, temperatures on the hills occasionally below freezing.

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