Border Weather: Detailed outlook

Wastwater by stephen smallwood Photo:

Despite drier and even brighter weather developing at times Sunday into Monday, we stick with an unsettled theme. A weather front moves east and then south during Sunday, only to re-energise and head north again on Monday morning.

The outlook is uncertain - a battle between high pressure building in the south by midweek and weak weather fronts trying to edge in from the north. Our weather for Tuesday to Thursday will be determined by how far the high pressure builds.

Under any clearer skies overnight temperatures will dip low enough for a touch of frost. Where cloud develops from the north sunshine will be limited by day and will keep the temperatures a little higher at night. Patchy rain is possible.

Here's our current thinking for Border weather over the next few days.......

High pressure in the south by midweek but low pressure may allow fronts in from the northwest

REST OF SUNDAY:

A generally wet and windy day with some heavy rain at times, particularly over the hills. rain is likely to be less intense and more showery as it hits The Borders.

Clearer, cooler conditions with some sunny spells will spread in from the west by the evening, the odd isolated shower possible. Maximum Temperature 15°C

SUNDAY NIGHT:

A mainly dry night with clear spells and lighter winds, allowing for some misty low cloud to form in places. Colder under clearer skies with a touch of frost possible in shelter, although most areas escaping. Cloud will thicken with some rain possible in the south by dawn. Rural lows 4-5°C.

MONDAY:

Rain will move northeast through the morning, heavy at times. Clearer and brighter conditions develop form the south and west through the afternoon. Showers, some heavy, are possible later with a freshening westerly breeze by dusk. Highs back down to average. 10 °C.

OUTLOOK:

Variable cloud, sunny spells but some showers likely Tuesday.

Fine start on Wednesday but with increasing cloud from the northwest and risk of some patchy rain.

Rain gradually moves south and weakens overnight into Thursday, clearer conditions later.