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 27th May 2016
Forecast last updated on Thursday 26th May 2016 at 4:14pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Widespread low cloud eastern hills from Pennines to southern Scotland. Often dry many areas, but remnants of drizzle, perhaps the odd shower in the Highlands. However in Wales, threat of thunderstorms and torrential downpours developing. Wind speeds generally very light.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Wind soon light. Extensive low cloud east, breaks developing west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 15 to locally 25mph just after dawn, strongest toward Central Belt. Will soon ease to 10mph for rest of day.

Effect of wind on you?

Becoming negligible

How Wet?

A little early drizzle

Areas fine drizzle, mostly Borders early morning, but should all fizzle out.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, particularly Borders

Cloud from just above many valleys up most or all day. The cloud lowest Borders, where typical base 300m or lower. Breaks increasingly to 600m Dumfriesshire, and perhaps higher Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

10% Borders; 40% by afternoon west of M74.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, if any, rare. Extensive fog; often good visibility below cloud.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C, rising slowly - to as high as 10C Galloway.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 28th May 2016

A long period of easterly winds lasting well into next week. Frequently dry, particularly western mountains - little or no rain in the NW Highlands where conditions will become very dry underfoot. Very low cloud will often cover eastern mountains. Confidence of timing is low by Monday into Tuesday, but over 18 to 24 hours, there is considerable risk a period of upland gales, and rain may set in from the east across England, Wales & southern Scotland.

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