Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Friday 21st July 2017

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 Friday 21st July 2017 at 7:18am

Summary for all mountain areas

Severe conditions on mountains near the Irish Sea as upland gales or severe gales (Wales) spread inland ahead of a band of heavy rain and low cloud. Winds will strengthen into Scotland, but low cloud and a little rain will be mostly confined to southern Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Upland gales or near gales. Occasional rain.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly, Borders 20mph after dawn, but will strengthen to reach 35mph by mid-afternoon. Elsewhere will strengthen from 25 to 30mph to 40 to perhaps in evening 50mph Galloway,

Effect of wind on you?

Walking increasingly difficult across the hills, particularly Galloway.

How Wet?

A little light rain, although risk more extensive later in Galloway

Rain on and off, although the rain often light and amounting to little. In Galloway, the rain frequent all day and intermittently heavy.

Cloud on the hills?

Intermittently covering higher tops

Cloud will come and go from higher tops, giving intermittent fog. Generally summits most likely to be cloud free afternoon. Cloud likely to shroud Galloway hills most or all day, sometimes forming from lower slopes up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%, but 20% Galloway

Sunshine and air clarity?

Brief sunshine, mainly Borders morning. Visibility initially very good, but increasingly poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7 rising to 10C

Freezing Level

Above summits

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Saturday 22nd July 2017

This weekend and early next week, winds often light, some areas of low cloud and constant rain, but overall frequently dry (despite fairly low pressure). Least rain will be in northern Scotland. Nevertheless one or two areas of strong winds. A weak ridge of high pressure will bring mostly fine conditions to the mountains early next week, but further strengthening winds and rain are likely to spread east across Britain mid-week. From then rain and low cloud will be frequent, particularly western mountains.