Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Wednesday 16th October 2019

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

Tomorrow | Thursday | Friday

Forecast last updated on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 4:34pm

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly, 40 risk 50mph from dawn into morning. Veering west to southwesterly from west in middle of day, nearer 25-30mph, sometimes much less.

Effect of wind on you?

Threat of difficult conditions for a time, and often generally blustery across hills with notable wind chill higher terrain.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

A few hours of rain moving east

A front moving gradually northeastward brings a threat of heavy rain setting in over many hours, fading out in middle of day from west. Isolated showers following.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive, may break gradually

Cloud likely to cover hills extensively to lower slopes during rain. Bases tending to lift from the west, and breaks forming toward higher slopes west of M74 as the day progresses.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% later 60%

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Overcast and murky, then improving in west with sunshine developing widely. Visibility very poor in rain, tending to improve from west.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C around dawn, falling to 4C, soonest west. Wind chill feeling close to -5C, or colder in exposure morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Thursday 17th October 2019

Through the weekend, areas of rain or showers will rotate around a slow-moving centre of low pressure, some heavy bursts with hail and thunder, but also areas which escape dry most or all of a day. Wind speeds varied, local gales at times, but also marked lulls. Temperatures on the cool side, persistently near or below freezing point on higher Scottish Munros with snow likely to fall and lie above about 1100m. Fairly benign autumn conditions are expected early next week as pressure builds. Milder southwesterlies may then return with some wind and rain possible by midweek.