Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 11th December 2018

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

Forecast last updated on Monday 10th December 2018 at 3:10pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A murky day for many areas, with widespread fog across the hills, and patches of light rain or drizzle. The far north and northwest of Scotland will fare best for cloud breaks. Winds fairly light, but strengthening through the day on westernmost hills.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Low cloud and patchy drizzle. Wind fairly light, but strengthening.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 15-20mph increasing through day to 30-35mph; strongest in far west of Galloway in afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Will begin to impede walking across higher areas through the day; especially in Galloway.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated drizzle

Isolated patches of light rain/drizzle - amounts small, but locally persistently damp, particularly Galloway.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive

Cloud is likely to shroud the hills throughout much, if not all, of the day. Down to lower slopes across the Galloway Hills. However, there will be some local breaks to higher tops at times, mostly toward Pentland hills.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Little or no sun. Visibility generally good, but noticeable haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 or 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 12th December 2018

A battle between cold air to the east and milder air to the west will take place later this week, with confidence low about the general developments into the weekend. It looks increasingly likely that for a couple of days at least, freezing levels will drop markedly, and there is scope for some snowfalls, chiefly on eastern hills. As fronts push northeastwards, there may be a more organised fall of snow into the weekend. Cycles of freeze and thaw are then likely. Winds varied, up to gale force at times, giving severe wind chill.