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 22nd May 2019
Forecast last updated on Tuesday 21st May 2019 at 3:58pm

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Summary for all mountain areas

A front lies across the far north of Scotland, producing areas of rain or showers and cloud shrouding the hills. Fewer showers further south across the Highlands, with cloud breaks to many tops. A strengthening breeze. England & Wales largely dry with sunshine, broken cloud.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Mostly dry with sunshine. Hills clear. A freshening breeze.

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwesterly, 10 to 15mph, then 20mph during afternoon, perhaps 25-30mph in places by evening.

Effect of wind on you?

Fairly small, but later in day becoming blustery on higher tops.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Rare showers

Isolated showers possible during afternoon, focused on Borders/Cheviots.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills generally clear

Rare fragments of cloud covering some higher slopes in morning, but soon breaking up, leaving tops clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Soon practically certain

Air clarity (below cloud)

Patchwork of sun; cloud tending to fill in. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C from dawn, rising to 8 or 9C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 23rd May 2019

A slack pressure pattern continues, with low pressure centred toward the northeast. Rather cool across northern Scotland for the rest of this week. Many places largely dry with just local brief showers or patches of drizzly rain. Mixed conditions prevail into the Bank Holiday weekend and beyond, with fairly low pressure in charge, but weather systems still moving around slowly. Expect rain from time to time, plus some heavy showers, in places giving rain for several hours. Cloud often shrouding higher terrain during or after rain. Temperatures around average for late May.

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