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Southern Uplands Forecast

Southern Uplands

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

Today's Forecast

Moderate breeze, fairly small impact, but chilly
Drizzle
Cool

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Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 22nd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 7:40AM

Summary for all mountain areas

Patchy rain for the Highlands, mostly in northern areas. Improving from the north during the afternoon with cloud lifting and breaking to give some sun. Feeling chilly over higher terrain in northerly winds. Dull and drizzly rain for England and Wales, driest and brightest toward western coasts.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Cool, moderate breeze. Patchy rain mostly east, varied cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 15 to 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small effect on walking, but marked wind chill on exposed higher terrain.

How Wet?

Rain most frequent east

Drizzly rain mainly eastern hills in the morning. Patchy showery rain passing southwards into afternoon, but little affecting Galloway.

Cloud on the hills?

Most extensive east

Varied banks of cloud, may persist over higher slopes in the east all day. Breaks best west of the M74.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Often cloudy, some sun in west. Visibility good, but reduced in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C, by dusk dropping toward 0C Cheviots. Wind chill feeling near or below 0C on higher tops.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but starting to lower by evening, into night dropping toward 800m eastern areas.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 7:40AM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly, 15 to 30mph, strongest Cheviots.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Locally blustery around some tops, may affect comfortable walking eastern hills.

How Wet?

Localised showers east

Occasional showers grazing hills nearest to North Sea, snow flurries over higher terrain. Mostly dry near and west of M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little, patches east

Banks of cloud mostly higher Cheviots in the morning, bases rising, but may come and go on highest tops. Further west most hills often clear, rare patches soon lifting.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun, locally cloudy east. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising to 2 to 4C, coldest east. Wind chill feeling like -5C to locally nearer -10C on The Cheviot.

Freezing Level

700-800m in east in morning, rising only marginally in east, but above western tops.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 7:40AM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 25mph, at times 30mph Cheviots.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill across higher slopes. Blustery over exposed eastern tops, may start to affect ease of walking.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Chance of a brief flurry of soft hail or snow.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1 to 3C, coldest east. Wind chill feels like -5C, to -10C, lowest Cheviots.

Freezing Level

600 to 800m in east, lowest in morning, plus frost in sheltered valleys at first. Lifting above the tops in west.

Planning Outlook

Early in the new week, high pressure will be centred toward the northwest. Northerly winds prevail, feeling increasingly very chilly over higher terrain into midweek - by Tuesday, air temperatures falling back near or below freezing again on tops, coldest toward east. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure later in the week, turning more widely showery again with upland snow, plus hail. Cool conditions are likely to continue toward the change of month into early May, at least in Scotland.