UK Plaintext Forecasts

Issued by the Met Office on 2019-01-23 at 04:00:00

Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders

Mainly dry with long sunny spells.

Today

A frosty start, ice on untreated surfaces, to a largely dry day, just the occasional wintry shower across Galloway, with long spells of sunshine, the best of these across the Lothians and the Borders. Mainly light winds. Maximum Temperature 4C.

Tonight

Wintry showers, snow away from coasts, develop more widely for a time this evening before dying out overnight. In between long clear spells allow ice to form on untreated surfaces. Minimum Temperature -5C.

Thursday

A frosty start to a dry morning with long spells of sunshine. Cloud increases during the afternoon with outbreaks of rain, perhaps preceded briefly by snow, edging into western areas. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

A lot of uncertainty. Friday looks milder with rain or showers. Rain clears Saturday morning, then the rest of the weekend sees sunny or clear spells with strengthening northerly winds.

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jan 2019 to Tuesday 5 Feb 2019

Sunday will be cold with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers will arrive on a strong northerly wind, which will ease as the day progresses, and bring some snowfall over exposed northern hills. The snow may reach lower levels later in the day, especially across the northern half of the UK. Thereafter, the final few days of January and early February are likely to remain rather unsettled with brisk winds, outbreaks of rain and hill snow, as well as some showery interludes in between. It will remain cold for most with widespread overnight frosts as well as the risk of ice. Snow remains a possibility to lower levels, particularly in the north.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019 to Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

The weather will continue to be mixed through early February with a continuation of the generally cold conditions. This will bring spells of rain and hill snow, interspersed by showery interludes, with a continued risk of snow to lower levels, especially in the north. As we head through February there is an increased chance of seeing very cold conditions developing with a greater probability of northerly or easterly winds. This will bring an increased risk of snow to all areas and more widespread frosts. In this scenario the driest conditions will be across the northwest, whilst the south could see wetter and occasionally milder spells, and these will bring a risk of some significant snow, but only if very cold air becomes established across much of the UK.

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