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Regional forecast for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders

Frosty start. Sunny spells, then showers developing, some wintry.

Today:

Early frost then sunny spells, but showers reaching Galloway from late morning spreading northeast. Local hail, sleet and snow, temporary slushy falls on higher ground. Freshening southwesterly winds, becoming strong towards Stranraer later. Feeling cold. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

A mixture of clear intervals and showers, these giving some snowfalls locally over higher ground. Windy over the Southwest with coastal gales for a time. Frost developing in east. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Tuesday:

A bright but cold day with a mixture of sunny intervals and showers, these still wintry over higher ground though any lying snow quickly melting. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunshine and showers on Wednesday and Thursday, showers of snow on hills. Friday will be dry with some sunny spells, feeling warmer in light winds by day but night frosts.

Updated at: 0443 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

Today:

Sunny spells and showers for many. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and turning wintry in parts of the north, mainly on hills. Becoming windy in the north and west, with gales likely for a time.

Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, wintry over hills in the north and occasionally to lower levels. Drier elsewhere, and cold for most with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over some hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cold, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 0437 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 11 May 2015:

Northern and eastern parts of the UK should remain mainly dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible on Saturday, these perhaps turning wintry over higher ground in Scotland. It will turn increasingly cloudy in the south and west from Saturday onwards with outbreaks of rain at times. These will probably move northeastwards to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the south. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places. Temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015:

Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn more settled for a time from around mid-May onwards. Conditions will be fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 27 Apr 2015