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 Friday 22nd March 2019
Forecast last updated on Thursday 21st March 2019 at 4:36pm

Tomorrow | Saturday | Sunday

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 40-50mph, later in the afternoon veering westerly and easing towards 30-35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Generally difficult conditions on higher areas, with powerful gusts exposed ridges and some passes. Significant wind chill.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Drizzly, heavier rain toward midday.

Uncertainty about speed of a cold front advancing southeast: A risk of rain setting in for several, possibly many hours, some heavy falls, focused on Dumfries & Galloway. Later becoming showery, these turning to snow on higher tops into evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in rain, breaks later.

Widely covering the hills above 500-600m, or to lower levels near Solway. As rain clears from the west later in the afternoon, cloud bases tending to lift and break with some clearances developing to tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%, lifting to 60% by late afternoon.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Little if any sun. Visibility generally reduced by drizzly rain, but will improve later in day.

How Cold? (at 750m)

Around 5C, but will lower to 0 or 1C before dusk. Feeling closer to -10C in exposure to strongest winds.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but later in afternoon will drop, perhaps sharply to 800m, then lower into the night.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 23rd March 2019

Colder conditions over the weekend with freezing levels ranging between 700 and 1000m. Snow or hail showers focused on W Scotland, becoming increasingly frequent through Sunday when another swathe of gales will affect the Highlands. Drier elsewhere, with just a few showers; these mainly across the Lakes and E Scotland. Into next week, higher pressure will extend across the UK bringing a period of quieter weather with lighter winds and occasional sunshine. Temperatures slowly rising by day, although frosts forming in the valleys/glens at night. Weak fronts may edge into W Scotland at times introducing some low cloud and drizzle here for a time.

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