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 Sunday 31st July 2016
Forecast last updated on Saturday 30th July 2016 at 2:55pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Fairly chilly west or northwesterly winds will bring showers - few Wales but the rain frequent NW Highlands. Cloud will shroud particularly western mountains, although from S Scotland southwards will clear most summits. Blustery Scottish Highlands, particularly morning.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Showers. Cloud clearing most summits. Fairly light wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 20 to perhaps 25mph in morning.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming fairly small.

How Wet?

A few showers

A few drizzly showers morning near and west of M74. In afternoon the showers will transfer to the Borders.

Cloud on the hills?

Almost all clearing, except perhaps Galloway

Cloud base will rise through the morning to clear all or almost all tops. However, highest summits in Galloway may either not clear, or clear only intermittently:

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90%, but 70% Galloway

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine intermittently, although little sun near and west of M74, particularly morning. Visibility excellent

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Monday 1st August 2016

Rain most of the day Wales Monday, its northern edge across N England - most of Cumbria probably fine. A few showers and little wind Scotland. However, most of the coming week will see further areas of low cloud and rain come in off the Atlantic, affecting all mountain areas, particularly western mountains. There will be a change in focus from most rain being over England and particularly Wales early in the week to Scotland later in the week. Upland gales occasionally.

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