Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders regional forecast
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Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders weather forecast
Outbreaks of rain on Monday. Drier later.
This Evening and Tonight:
This evening will be mostly dry with occasional low cloud and mist. Thickening cloud will bring outbreak of rain in from the northwest in the early hours. The rain mostly light, but the odd heavier burst possible. Freshening southwest winds. Minimum temperature 4 °C.
Cloudy in the morning with outbreaks of rain, although East Lothian and the eastern Borders often dry. Turning drier from the north in the afternoon, some clear spells by dusk. Maximum temperature 11 °C.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:
Mainly dry and bright on Tuesday after a frosty start. Much colder on Wednesday and Thursday with wintry showers.
UK long range weather forecast
The period will start unsettled across all parts of the UK, with areas of heavy rain and showers, locally of soft hail, sleet and snow likely, and possibly more widespread snow over some hills and mountains. Often windy, especially around coasts, but in quieter interludes overnight there will remain the potential for some patchy frost, and isolated mist and freezing fog. Temperatures are expected to be a below average overall. Later in this period, it could turn drier and more settled with a chance of high pressure moving in from the north, bringing brisk easterly winds. Again, where winds fall lighter, overnight frost and patchy fog is likely, this perhaps most likely in the north. Near, to slightly below, average temperatures are most likely.
Despite some mixed signals, typical early winter weather with periods of persistent rain and showery interludes seems slightly more likely, with winds and weather systems more likely to arrive from the Atlantic. Although confidence is low, in this pattern the best of the driest and brightest weather will be in the south and east. Frost and fog patches are likely during any settled spells, and any wintry precipitation is most likely over high ground of the north and northwest. Conditions in the southwest could turn more settled through the month. There is a risk of gales at times, with the strongest winds being seen to the north and northwest.