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 16th July 2019
Forecast last updated on Monday 15th July 2019 at 2:47pm

Summary for all mountain areas

Many places often dry, but there will be a few bursts of rain around, these concentrated toward E/NE Scotland in the afternoon/evening, chance of a rumble of thunder. Cloud often above many hills. Wind fairly light. Feeling warm and quite humid again.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Local showers, mostly afternoon. Wind fairly light.

How windy? (On the summits)

South to southwesterly between 10 and 20mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Scattered showers developing

Local patches of rain morning western hills, but many hours especially toward east staying dry. By afternoon, a few showers popping up, may locally give a zone of frequent rain over an hour or so inland, also later toward eastern Borders/Lothians. Small chance thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly western hills, breaks to many tops.

Risk banks of low cloud covering hills in Dumfries & Galloway during morning, although very little further east. Most cloud lifting above 700m, with patches briefly lower around rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%, or 80% toward east.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Occasional sunshine, mainly Borders/Cheviots. Visibility generally good; distant slight haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

13C, although nearer 10C where in cloud; feeling quite humid especially valleys.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 17th July 2019

Pressure will be fairly low, and a southwesterly airflow will prevail later this week and into the weekend. Rain frequent, with some heavy falls at times, with local variations - likely concentrated on Wales/northern England on Friday into Saturday. Cloud often covering hills, although there will be breaks. Wind typically fairly light, but strengthening intermittently. Some days feeling warm and humid, but overall temperatures close to average.

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