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The Southern Uplands
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Viewing forecast for Sunday, 19th May, 2013
Forecast last reviewed on Saturday, 18/05/13 at 16:12
Summary for all mountain areas
Warm, moist air covers all ranges in a gentle northeasterly airflow with some early morning low cloud and local fine drizzle. Cloud extensively dispersing particularly across western ranges. Isolated thundery afternoon showers mainly England and Wales.
Headline, The Southern Uplands
Warm, mostly dry and bright with fairly light winds.
Mostly east or northeasterly, less than 15mph.
Effect Of Wind?
A low risk of a shower or isolated thunderstorm late in the day.
Cloud on the hills?
Extensive at first east.
Extensive very low cloud or fog from valley level at first in Borders, although some summits may be cloud free above the fog. Low cloud will fragment and mostly clear through the day, and summits in Dumfries and Galloway will be cloud free most or all day.
Chance of cloud free Summits?
80% Galloway Hills, 50% Southern Uplands.
Sunshine and air clarity?
Unbroken sunshine developing, most widely Dumfries and Galloway. Visibility hazy, and very poor in fog but improving through the day.
How Cold? (at 750m)
8 to 13C, coolest when in fog.
Planning Outlook for all mountain areas from Monday, 20th May, 2013
Warm with continued rapid melting of remaining snow at higher levels on Monday and for most of Tuesday with a good deal of sunshine and very little precipitation. Gradually turning cooler and cloudier from the northwest from late Tuesday. Probably only small amounts of rain and winds generally remaining fairly light. A divergence of views towards next weekend with some models pointing to high pressure persisting just to the west of Ireland bringing mainly dry weather and others pointing to more unsettled weather slowly extending southwards at least across northern ranges.