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 Wednesday 24th August 2016
Forecast last updated on Wednesday 24th August 2016 at 8:23am

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Summary for all mountain areas

A weak cold front trails across England & Wales, producing a zone of mostly high cloud, but no rain. Light winds most regions, but locally breezy coastal hills in NW Scotland, where low cloud may also persist. Otherwise, early fog at various levels will soon clear.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Dry. Light winds. Summits widely clear or clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 10mph or often less, rarely 15mph Borders post-dawn. By afternoon and evening, very little wind.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

After dawn, very varied: fog some valleys, and patches both lower and higher slopes. During morning, most likely all summits will clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Greater than 90% by mid-morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine at times, but extensive high level cloud. Excellent or perhaps superb visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)


Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 25th August 2016

Fairly warm and largely dry most areas until the weekend. Risk bursts of rain and local thunder almost anywhere on Thursday, mainly focused around the Pennines. Scattered showers in NW Scotland on Friday. By the weekend, a complex area of low pressure is expected to push rain slowly northwards - possible thunder as humidity rises - although Scotland may escape largely dry on Saturday. Showery conditions Sunday into Monday - risk of gusty winds. May become much cooler in the north to start next week. A changeable Atlantic regime is then likely to prevail.

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