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 21st October 2016
Forecast last updated on Friday 21st October 2016 at 2:19pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Little if any wind on many summits under a ridge of high pressure. Nearly all summits clear of cloud and dry almost everywhere - just the chance of a little rain northern Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Little wind. Very clear air higher areas.

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction varied but mostly easterly, almost calm most summits, rarely up to 10mph.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Small risk by dusk of a shower near The Cheviot.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits all or almost all cloud free

Fragments of cloud higher slopes, mainly Borders, and The Cheviot may increasingly become capped in cloud.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will increasingly come through near and west of M74 as veil of high level cloud thins. Excellent or superb visibility higher slopes. Haze probably lower slopes.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits; but risk slight frost some valleys around dawn.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd October 2016

Substantially dry on all mountain areas and winds often light over the next week to perhaps ten days, although wetter conditions may well develop across the W & NW Highlands around the middle of next week. Otherwise, cloud will come and go, and occasionally areas of low cloud and rain will affect some areas, principally eastern mountains over the weekend. Summit temperatures generally just above freezing point this weekend, but will tend to rise through next week.

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