Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Tuesday 15th October 2019

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

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

Summary for all mountain areas

A slack weather situation across the British Isles. Generally dry, or just pockets of drizzle. Chance a local burst of rain Wales. Wind mostly light. A murky morning with fog from low levels up in places, some hills above or between cloud layers. A weak front west of Scotland makes little progress, with most western hills largely clear.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Dry overall. Risk stubborn low cloud east. Light winds.

How windy? (On the summits)

East later southerly; 10 to 20mph, perhaps often the lower speeds throughout the day.

Effect of wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Little or no rain

Risk of patches of drizzly rain from before dawn, mostly confined to eastern Borders & Cheviots, fizzling out. Further west likely dry all day.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly breaking up

Cloud fairly extensive across the hills to low levels from dawn, particularly eastern areas. Bases are likely to lift through the morning, and breaks forming to most or all higher tops, soonest in west.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising slowly to 70%.

Air clarity (below cloud)

Sun breaking through, sometimes hazy due to high cloud. A possible murky start, then visibility becoming good or very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4C rising to 6C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Wednesday 16th October 2019

A front makes slow progress northeastward during Wednesday, with rain lasting many hours. Thursday onward through 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.