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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 30th March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure to the west of the British Isles will bring largely dry but mostly cloudy conditions with a persistent cloud sheet; although some breaks will occur. Brisk winds across England and Wales, and in the morning across Scotland, will give significant chill. Isolated snow flurries.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Mostly dry and fine, but cold wind. Patches of hill fog higher tops at times.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 30mph; may ease in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

May impede walking at times across higher slopes with significant wind chill.

How Wet?

No precipitation expected.

Cloud on the hills?

Patches higher tops.

A cloud sheet will cover the area, and give patches across higher tops at times through the day. However, many hills clear below this cloud sheet.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun breaking through; perhaps fairly extensive in the west in the afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1C rising to 2C, but feeling closer to -12C in direct exposure to strongest winds in the morning.

Freezing Level

Terrain partly frozen from valleys up at dawn. Will soon thaw as freezing level lifts to 850 to 950m in the afternoon.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 31st March 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to northwest 5 to 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

No precipitation expected

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above tops.

A few patches possible covering higher tops in the morning. However, but midday hills mostly clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Occasional sun, but often periods when cloudy. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C lifting to 2C

Freezing Level

Terrain at least partly frozen from valleys up at dawn. Will soon thaw as freezing level lifts above the tops by midday.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 1st April 2020
Last updated Sunday 29th March 2020 at 3:50 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 25mph; strongest in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

No precipitation expected until late on.

Dry much of the day, but into the evening increasing risk of patchy rain arriving.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little much of day, may form later.

Other than a few patches across high tops at first, hills likely clear for much of the day. However, into the evening, low cloud may well envelop higher slopes in fog.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patches of sun, but often overcast due to persist cloud sheet. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C lifting to 2C by the afternoon.

Freezing Level

700m at first, lifting above tops. Patchy frost in the valleys at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Frequently cold this week, leaving higher terrain in Scotland frozen and intermittently frozen elsewhere. Precipitation amounts small, although heavier snow showers arriving later in week across Scotland. Scottish MR Note: Scot Gov has stated that "essential travel only must be undertaken" in order to protect our rural communities and prevent extra pressure on our Emergency Services. Now is the time to avoid unnecessary mountain activities and consider our social responsibilities. More info, visit: https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/