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 Thursday 30th June 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 29th June 2016 at 4:03pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Broadly showery, although for an hour or so, showers frequent Scottish Highlands. More widespread rain will extend into S Scotland and then mountains near the Irish Sea through afternoon and evening. Windy Wales evening, but otherwise fairly light wind. Chilly.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Fairly light wind. A few showers; later more persistent rain from west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 20 to 25mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Rain becoming widespread from west afternoon

Rain will spread east across Dumfries and Galloway into afternoon and Borders toward or into evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits cloud free for a few hours. Later extensive low cloud.

Most summits will become clear of cloud for several hours from mid-morning, and most of day Borders. But in rain, cloud will fill in across higher areas, particularly Dumfries and Galloway and Cheviots.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%, dropping from west later afternoon 30%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun morning. Excellent visibility, before from west becoming widely poor afternoon and evening.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Friday 1st July 2016

Westerly winds will predominate over the next week or so. These will bring in relatively chilly conditions, and at some stage most days rain. Often the rain will amount only to showers, but from time to time a few hours of persistent rain will come in. Most rain (and accompanying low cloud) will be on western mountains (little to choose between NW Scotland and W Wales), whilst driest areas will be toward the east. Winds mostly fairly light, only rare windy days.

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