Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 18th July 2018

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

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Forecast last updated on Tuesday 17th July 2018 at 2:30pm

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack pressure pattern results in light winds and local areas of showers. Some slow-moving bursts of rain locally, focused on southern Scotland, but many places will escape dry much of the day. Cloud breaking to higher summits. Pleasant temperatures, but fairly cool NW Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

A few showers, locally becoming organised rain. Light winds.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly or locally variable, 10mph or at times less; briefly gusty to around 15mph on some hills where showers form.

Effect of wind on you?


How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Localised showers, may band together into afternoon

Isolated showers mostly coastal hills in Galloway in morning, these fading. Meanwhile, showers will pop up inland by middle of day into afternoon, locally forming into a cluster giving bursts of rain for an hour or more, drifting slowly across the Borders toward evening, but hit and miss. Small risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops often clear

Banks of cloud capping some hills, mostly around showers. Local mist some valleys post-dawn.

Chance of cloud free summits?


Air clarity (below cloud)

A little sun, mostly morning, then cloud tending to fill in inland; sunniest coastal hills afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10 to 13C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 19th July 2018

A mixed westerly pattern will exist through the weekend into early next week. Occasional frontal systems coming in from the Atlantic will bring rain from time to time, focused on western Scotland. Some showery bursts possible elsewhere, but also a good amount of dry weather. Varied wind speeds, at times light, but also some blustery periods across the hills through the weekend. Temperatures around average for mid-July, warmest England & Wales, but NW Scotland often quite cool.