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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 12th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Staying cold, sub-zero on the mountains, but winds generally light. Dry with sunshine and very clear air for many places. Chance of isolated snow showers or flurries. Cloudier for Wales. Widespread significant frost inland after dawn.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Cold, but mostly light winds. Clear air.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest turning westerly; mostly 10mph or less, but locally 15-20mph Cheviots, particularly morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small; locally marked wind chill some eastern hills.

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry

Small chance of an isolated snow flurry.

Cloud on the hills?

Widely clear

Where cloud builds through day; bases will be well above higher summits in dry air mass.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Extensive sun in the morning; cloud building up a little into afternoon, but still often sunny. Visibility superb.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-3C lifting to around 1C, but some local variation.

Freezing Level

Lowest slopes at dawn after dawn, but lifting to around 800m.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 13th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Substantially or completely dry.

Very likely dry, but risk of an isolated shower; snow higher slopes.

Cloud on the hills?

Likely very little

Hills very likely widely clear through the day. Locally forming on hills should snow showers develop.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; perhaps extensive for several hours. Skies may fill in with cloud in the afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C lifting to around 1C; but some local variation.

Freezing Level

600m, but widespread frost lower slopes at dawn. Lifting to around 800m in afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Sunday 11th April 2021 at 3:10 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Mostly little wind.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Possible snow flurries

Chance of an isolated snow or soft hail flurry. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the hills. Brief patches on tops if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising to 3C.

Freezing Level

Frost in some valleys and sheltered higher slopes from dawn; then typically just above freezing to highest summits.

Planning Outlook

High pressure influences Britain through the next week to 10 days, maintaining quiet and fairly cool conditions, although a gradual rise of temperature is expected. Frost remains common, with a general rise of freezing level on the mountains into the afternoons. Existing lying snow on higher mountains will stay in place, thawing slightly during daytimes. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Very little precipitation, apart from very isolated showers of snow or soft hail. Mostly light winds, but there may be some strengthening of wind around next weekend.