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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).

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Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 20th September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Low cloud and generally damp conditions will affect western Scotland. Total rainfall small, although some steadier rain will develop as a front moves in. SW'ly winds strongest in the far north. Elsewhere a fine day with broken cloud and sun, some early fog patches.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Generally dry, cloud above hills. Increasing breeze.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 10 to 20mph, gradually strengthening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Dry most of the day

Risk of a little light rain moving onto westernmost hills later in the afternoon or evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

Most cloud confined above higher tops. Toward evening, cloud may lower onto western summits in Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%, later 60% west.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine. Mostly excellent visibility, some early low level mist.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 21st September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, strengthening through day, 20 to 30mph, perhaps gusty 35-40mph by dusk on Cheviots.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will increasingly impede comfortable walking, considerable buffeting on tops, very gusty to some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Very little or no rain

Chance of occasional spots in the wind, mostly only hills west of the M74. Very likely dry further east.

Cloud on the hills?

Occasional low cloud mostly west

Varied low cloud banks drifting in from the west may cover Galloway hills from time to time, risk forming to lower levels in west. Otherwise, patchy cloud briefly capping tops, but often clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% west, 80% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine and thin high level cloud, sometimes cloud may thicken in west. Visibility good, but a slight haze.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9C if in cloud, up to 13C toward Borders.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
Last updated Sun 19th Sep 21 at 3:49PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 45mph to perhaps briefly as strong as 60mph high tops in morning; then typically 25 to 35mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect arduous walking conditions on the hills throughout the day, sometimes difficult on tops. Notable wind chill.

How Wet?

Rain for several hours

Uncertain timing of a front passing southward: A few hours of rain, heaviest Dumfries & Galloway, tending to break up from the northwest, leaving scattered showers.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive during rain

Around rain, cloud shrouding hills extensively, to low levels near/west of the M74, mostly above 500-600m further east. Away from rain, breaks forming to higher tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Generally cloudy and murky in rain, but as rain breaks up, patchy sunshine coming through and visibility becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 to 10C, but tending to lower through day, perhaps 6C later afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

High pressure will drift southwards and southwesterly winds will strengthen across Britain in the first half of the week, soonest across Scotland. Staying windy through into next weekend, gales or sometimes severe gales on higher mountains, particularly Scotland. Rain will become frequent in western Scotland as fronts come in from the Atlantic. Spells of rain elsewhere - less wet for Wales and southern Pennines, although a risk of heavier rain moving further south by the weekend. Temperatures will vary through the next 10 days, sometimes fairly warm and humid, but chiller air spreading from the northwest at times - Scottish high tops occasionally near freezing point.