Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders regional forecast

Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders weather forecast


Showers, merging to periods of rain from late morning.


Sunshine and showers at first, these mainly focused in west and soon dwindling towards mid-morning. Cloud thickening to bring periods of rain from late morning, which lingers through the afternoon with outbreaks heaviest in the Central Belt. Maximum temperature 8 °C.


Rain persistent and occasionally heavy through much of the evening across Lothian, but the patchy light outbreaks over southern areas, extends to all late evening and overnight. Minimum temperature 2 °C.


Seasonally mild. Cloudy through he morning and early afternoon with occasional rain, which clears to sunshine and showers late afternoon, as the fresh to strong winds veer west to northwest. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Unsettled with bands of rain alternating with sunshine and showers. Heaviest of outbreaks focused across west. However day to day detail of timings likely to be difficult to pin down.


UK long range weather forecast

After a wet and windy day Sunday, the beginning of next week will remain unsettled with outbreaks of rain or showers. Thereafter, we should see the dominance of high pressure across the UK. This will allow a shift towards more settled conditions with a good deal of sunshine across most parts. Northern and eastern areas are likely to start this period cold with a chance of wintry showers, these likely falling as snow to relatively low levels at times. Towards the end of next week, the settled weather will spread further east with plenty of sunny spells by day and a risk of frost by night. Following this, it looks to stay mostly dry but it may turn increasingly cloudy towards the middle of February with possible overnight fog.


This period seems to trend towards a more typical northwest/southeast divide. The southeast should hold on to the drier and calmer weather for a while longer with a continued risk of overnight frost and fog. Further north, it will turn increasingly unsettled with outbreaks of rain and strong winds at times. Temperatures will gradually return towards normal, but will remain a little below average during the settled spell in the south.


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