Updated at 04:00 Wednesday Dec 12th

Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders Regional Forecast


A rather cloudy Wednesday morning, but brighter later.


A mostly cloudy day. Generally dry but a little patchy rain in the Southwest. A few bright or sunny intervals may develop around the Lothians, Annan and Central Borders. Windy over Galloway. Maximum Temperature 8C.


Any patchy rain over Galloway dying out with some longer clear spells developing across the region. A ground frost in Dumfriesshire Lothians and Borders. Windy with local gales over Wigtownshire. Minimum Temperature 1C.


A dry day and brighter with some sunshine at times. It will feel noticeably colder, though winds will gradually ease. Maximum Temperature 5C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday dry with some sunny spells. Rain preceded by snow on Saturday, with gales possible. Then brighter with showers on Sunday.

UK Outlook for Monday 17 Dec 2018 to Wednesday 26 Dec 2018:

Through the middle of the month, a mix of blustery showers and longer spells of rain looks likely, with a risk of severe gales. Temperatures will be around normal for the time of year, although the south and west could become rather mild at times. However, a chance of some colder air in the north could give the risk of some hill snow. Heading into the Christmas week, it will probably stay unsettled, with further spells of wind and rain, but interspersed by some brighter and showery weather. Temperatures on the whole look likely to be a little milder than average. However, there is a small chance of colder temperatures, which could bring snow to hilltops in the north, and perhaps to low levels for a time in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 27 Dec 2018 to Thursday 10 Jan 2019:

The end of 2018 is likely to remain fairly changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, possibly wintry over higher ground. Temperatures look likely to be around normal for the time of year, although there is a small chance things could turn colder in late December. However, as we head into the New Year, there is an increased chance of high pressure becoming established close to the UK. This would bring drier and colder weather, but also an increasing chance of some snow showers and nighttime frosts.

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