Southern Uplands Forecast

Viewing Weather Forecast for Monday 20th January 2020

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 Sunday 19th January 2020 at 4:42pm

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure will bring another settled day across England and Wales with fairly sunny skies. However, some banks of valleys fog and across the Lakes banks of low cloud. Across Scotland, extensive low cloud in the west, but some tops poking above cloud. Windy, upland gales in the north.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Blustery, banks of low cloud in the west. Mostly clear in the east.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 20-30mph, perhaps 35mph for a time.

Effect of wind on you?

Will impede walking at times higher slopes.

How Wet? (Precipitation and its impact)

Isolated fine drizzle in cloud.

Isolated patches of fine drizzle in the west.

Cloud on the hills?

Banks of low cloud in west.

Banks of low cloud will affect hills near and west of the M74 through the day, forming from lower slopes upwards. Only ragged patches further east with most hills clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% in the west, 70% in the east.

Sunshine?
Air clarity (below cloud)

Mostly cloudy in the west, patches of hazy sunshine in the east. Widely murky in the west, mostly very good in the east.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 to 7C, highest in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but frost in the valleys morning.

Planning Outlook

All mountain areas of Britain from Tuesday 21st January 2020

High pressure will dominate through much of the week, bringing a much drier week, especially across England and Wales. A weakening front will move south on Tuesday bringing some drizzle, most extensive W Scotland, and more especially low cloud to many hills. Although some tops will poke above the cloud. Areas of low cloud from Wednesday onwards with further drizzle in the northwest. Again inversion conditions present with some tops above the cloud. Freezing level often above the tops with considerable snow loss overall. Although a temporary lowering of freezing level on Tuesday N Scotland. Blustery through week across the Highlands, occasional gales in north.