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 Tuesday 13th November 2018
Forecast last updated on Monday 12th November 2018 at 4:07pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Brisk winds much of the day across the hills. Largely dry. Showers focused on western areas from dawn (snow Scottish tops) will fizzle out. Cloud breaks to higher tops away from the west coast. Into the evening and night, rain and upland gales will return from the west.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Blustery, chilly. Rare showers morning. Many tops clearing

How windy? (On the summits)

West gradually backing southerly; 35 to 40 perhaps 45mph post-dawn. Easing to around 25mph for a few hours from midday. After dark, will strengthen toward 50-60mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking arduous on higher areas much of the day, easing a little early afternoon. Conditions will deteriorate overnight.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Brief showers morning

Risk one or two showers, mostly west of the M74 in morning. After dark, persistent rain will develop from the south-west; heavy rain focused on Dumfries & Galloway overnight.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clearing

Cloud base typically 800m, although patches below 550m near showers.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Occasional sunshine. Very good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C Wind chill where exposed will feel close to -8C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 14th November 2018

Very wet underfoot on western mountains through midweek with localised flooding possible in south-west Scotland, the Lakes & west Wales. Residual rain will linger in western Scotland into Thursday, and areas of very low cloud will persist. High pressure to the east will then dominate into the weekend and beyond, resulting in a sustained period of dry weather for most mountains, with winds from the east or south-east. After a mild spell, temperatures are expected to lower next week. Low level fog common, and banks of low cloud at times coming in from the North Sea. Sunshine best in the west.

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