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 28th September 2016
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 2:43pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

Upland gales or severe gales will envelop the Scottish Highlands, together with rain and low cloud (particularly western and southern summits). Elsewhere low cloud extensive western mountains and near north Irish Sea winds will approach gale force.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Occasional rain; upland winds near gale.

How windy? (On the summits)

A lull most of morning. Through middle of day from west will quickly become southwesterly 35mph, later 40 or 45mph.

Effect of wind on you?

Difficult walking conditions will set in quickly middle of day; significant wind chill.

How Wet?

Occasional rain, mainly west

Dry after dawn, and perhaps all morning Borders. Otherwise, rain now and again late morning and middle of day, mainly Dumfries and Galloway and not heavy.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, mostly Dumfries and Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway: Cloud may clear some summits briefly morning, but by midday almost blanket cloud will shroud the hills from lower slopes up. Borders: Summits often cloud free morning, although may not clear The Cheviot. In afternoon, patches will form above 500m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60% N Borders to almost nil Dumfries and Galloway

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine here and there Borders morning. Visibility becoming extensively poor in rain; and foggy higher areas.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 rising to 12C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 29th September 2016

A generally showery period from Thursday to Sunday, albeit temporarily in some areas, showers will merge to give an hour or two of persistent rain. Snow highest tops in Scotland. Generally most showers will come in off the sea onto western hills, whilst eastern areas are driest. By Sunday, showers few and far between. Winds will fall fairly light most areas into the weekend; cloud will clear many summits and visibility will be excellent or superb. Upland gales and widespread rain and a rise in temperature early next week.

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