Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 23rd January 2019

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at 2:20pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold but generally dry and sunny day for many areas. Terrain widely frozen from valleys upward following some very low night temperatures. Local snow showers or flurries, focused around western coastal hills. Fragments of cloud on some higher slopes. The air very clear.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Generally dry, sunny. Terrain frozen. Wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15mph, at times less Borders/Cheviots.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Substantially dry

Much of the region dry all day. Isolated snow showers or flurries may run across Galloway for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills extensively free of cloud

Typically cloud base 850m or above. Nevertheless, in Galloway, threat areas of cloud near showers at around 450m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60% Galloway; 90% near/east of M74.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Bright sunshine Borders & Cheviots, although may be often weak in Galloway. The air extremely clear, rarely reduced if snow flurries occur.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-3C. Where exposed to wind, feeling close to -10C.

Freezing Level

Almost all terrain frozen from valleys up. Marginal thawing lowest sunlit slopes.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 24th January 2019

Cold conditions are expected to prevail across the mountains over the next week or fortnight - perhaps longer. Mountain temperatures will frequently be sub-freezing, often to lower slopes in Scotland. Wind speeds very varied day-to-day, at times up to gale force with severe chill factor. Over the next 5 days or so, winds will be mostly from the west or northwest, allowing briefly less cold air to affect England & Wales in particular. Whilst there is some uncertainty, indications into next week favour a cyclonic situation, with areas of precipitation circling around a broad area of low pressure, with scope for locally substantial snowfalls on the mountains. A northeasterly flow may well emerge for a few days.