Southern Uplands Forecast

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 15th August 2018
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 14th August 2018 at 1:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong southwesterly winds, reaching near gale force on some tops, will result in low cloud shrouding the hills, extensively and to lower slopes in the west where rain and drizzle will be frequent. Highest cloud bases likely over the Cairngorms.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Dull, wet and blustery with frequent rain and extensive hill fog.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 25mph to 35mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly arduous across the hills.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rain frequently most or all day

Rain frequently, although may ease from west later in day. The rain could well be heavy for several hours although toward Lothians the rain may well be light and patchy.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive: covering lower summits

Extensive fog across the hills, often below 300m near Solway and widely 450m. Near the Lothians, cloud confined to higher tops, and may well often clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Dull with frequent poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 16th August 2018

Rain (a mix of showery days and those when rain sets in for a few hours) at some stage most days over the coming week or so. The heaviest and most persistent rain will be on western mountains, where fog will frequently shroud higher areas. Bands of upland gales or near gales will come through; the windy conditions most prolonged on the Scottish Highlands.

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