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Southern Uplands Forecast

Southern Uplands

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

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Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Sunday 24th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Scattering of snow showers in the west, mainly coastal hills, but for most areas dry, cold and mostly sunny. Towards dusk, risk of zone of more persistent snow moving inland from west coast. England and Wales: Areas of snow across Wales will gradually ease away in afternoon. Mostly fine elsewhere with little wind.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Mostly dry and sunny. Rare snow flurries, mainly in the west. Hills often clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 10 to locally 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry, rare snow flurries.

Mostly dry, but here and there a few snow flurries/showers; these mostly across hills west of the M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Often clear, some patches high tops.

Often clear, although here and there some patches drifting across highest tops. However, in any snow showers, forming more widely.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Frequent sun and very clear air. In any snow showers, visibility will become very poor.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-4C

Freezing Level

Terrain widely frozen. Partial daytime thawing lowest slopes.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 25th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West or northwesterly 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Isolated flurries of snow or briefly hail.

Cloud on the hills?

May be very little

Patches of cloud locally on some higher slopes, but east of the M74 many hills may be often clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sun most frequent Borders. Very clear air. Local low level fog patches in morning.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-2C

Freezing Level

As high as 400m near Solway, otherwise terrain staying at least part-frozen into valleys following a hard frost.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 26th January 2021
Last updated Saturday 23rd January 2021 at 2:19 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 20mph at dawn, soon dropping out for several hours, later southerly 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but marked wind chill at first.

How Wet?

Dry much of day, risk snow later.

Much of the day dry, but increasing risk of snow moving in from the southwest toward or after dusk.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear morning, lowering afternoon.

Mostly clear through the morning, then patches will increasingly form higher tops on western hills in the afternoon. Risk of becoming extensive around dusk.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Early sunshine will soon become weak as high cloud builds, then overcast afternoon. Visibility excellent, but will become poor or very poor should precipitation arrive.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1 or -2C

Freezing Level

Most terrain staying at least part-frozen into glens following a hard frost.

Planning Outlook

Staying cold into early next week. Mountain terrain widely frozen with snow cover. Overnight frosts into valleys, most significant into Highland glens. Fronts will encroach from the southwest by Tuesday, bringing potentially extensive snowfalls. Temperatures then tending to rise midweek, resulting in freeze and thaw cycles - thawing most marked in Wales, perhaps also northern England, but likely short-lived thawing on the Munros. Wind varied, occasionally up to gale force.