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The Southern Uplands
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Viewing forecast for Thursday, 12th December, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Thursday, 12/12/13 at 07:48
Summary for all mountain areas
Extensive low cloud, areas of drizzly rain and strong winds for most mountain areas, although rain will amount to very little Wales, the Pennines and eastern Scotland.
Headline, The Southern Uplands
Gales higher areas; rain and drizzle; widespread low cloud.
South or southwesterly, 40mph gusts locally 60mph. Speeds a little lower Borders at first.
Effect Of Wind?
Buffeting widespread and considerable, particularly near major ridges and summits. Sudden gusts to low level in some areas. Significant wind chill.
Pockets drizzly rain east; intermittent rain west
Galloway and Dumfriesshire: intermittent rain and drizzle, mainly morning. Borders: Pockets of drizzly rain, but often dry.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive; particularly west
Dumfries and Galloway: Cloud extensively shrouding the hills, base 400m, but may fall a couple of hundred metres in drizzly rain. Borders: areas of cloud below 550m, but northern and eastern summits occasionally cloud free, mainly afternoon.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
Less than 10%; but 60% afternoon north and east Borders
Sunshine and air clarity?
Glimpses of sun eastern and northern Borders only. Widely foggy on the mountains; visibility intermittently good although a haze below cloud.
How Cold? (at 750m)
3 to 6C.
Above the summits
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Friday, 13th December, 2013
A much wetter and most extensively in Scotland stormy period: Still mild initially, but next week, mainly over higher areas of the Scottish Highlands, there will be a series of freeze thaw cycles. Total precipitation will be considerable over western Scotland, and severe or occasionally storm force winds will be most frequent across the Scottish Highlands.