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 Friday 23rd August 2019
Forecast last updated on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at 4:35pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Strong to gale force winds across Scottish mountains in the morning, becoming confined to the northwest. Rain in the W/NW Highlands from dawn will fade and pull away northwards. Low cloud and patchy drizzle continues to affect many western hills of Britain, but some breaks tending to form, best toward eastern hills.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Blustery in morning. Low cloud and a little drizzle west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 25 to 35mph from dawn, will ease to 15-20mph in the afternoon.

Effect of wind on you?

Walking fairly arduous at times in the morning, but becoming small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

A little drizzle west morning

Isolated patches of drizzle in the west, mostly fizzling out into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive; breaks mostly east afternoon.

Cloud fairly extensive on higher slopes in the west through the day, although some break to tops may occur into the afternoon. Hills east of the M74, patches capping higher tops occasionally morning, breaks more widely afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

Glimpses of sun, mostly in the east. Visibility often good, but poor in drizzle in the west.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10 rising to 12 to 14C, warmest afternoon across Borders & Cheviots out of cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 24th August 2019

Southerly winds over the next few days will bring much warmer temperatures than recent weeks, and feeling humid. A few showers may affect western Scottish coasts on Saturday, but most places will be dry through the weekend and Monday, with light winds and sunshine, hazy at times. Many hills often free of low cloud. By Tuesday into midweek, as fronts edge back in from the west, bursts of rain are likely to develop, locally thundery. Southwesterly winds are expected to prevail later in the week, with rain at times, most frequent in W/NW Scotland. Some windy days with possible gales for the Highlands.

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