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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
Thursday 25th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Humid air coming in off the Atlantic will bring extensive low cloud, although by afternoon well inland (from south to west facing coasts), cloud base will have risen. Pockets of drizzly rain, mainly western highlands of Scotland, perhaps most pronounced later in the day. Blustery higher tops toward NW Highlands.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Pockets of rain, mainly later in day. Fog frequently on higher areas.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, 15 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Rain rarely before later risk of more widespread rain

Pockets of drizzle morning, perhaps more frequent afternoon and evening. Toward the Cheviots and near Lothians, extensively dry until the risk of rain now and again toward or during evening.

Cloud on the hills?

May clear most summits for a few hours

Cloud base will rise through morning. By late morning, typically 600 to 750m, perhaps lower near Solway, but clearing The Cheviot. Cloud likely to fill in across the hills again later in rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy although pockets of sunshine coming through, most extensive near the Lothians and Cheviot hills. Excellent visibility, but dropping in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 to 13C, warmest Borders afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Friday 26th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Showers mostly west

Showers, mostly light, sweeping through the hills west of M74 and around its corridor. In Cheviots most of the day dry, chance for a shower late afternoon/evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Morning low cloud, later hills clearig

Fog or low cloud in the morning, clearing most or all hills by about midday, although may com and go above 750m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun Borders, occasional sun elsewhere. Excellent visibility, but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Saturday 27th July 2024
Last updated Wed 24th Jul 24 at 4:31PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwest turning westerly, 10 to 25mph, strongest in the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small.

How Wet?

Showers, particularly west

Showers, firstly in the west with dry areas east of M4, later possible on any hill also in the east.

Cloud on the hills?

Misty start, widely clear by midday

Fog or very low clouds widely covering the hills in the morning, soon lifting above most summits, although may come and go above 750m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Little sun in the west, sunny spells in the morning in Lothians and Cheviots. Visibility very good except Galloway.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 12C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Continued winds from the southwest will bring low cloud and intermittent rain, focussed on the NW Highlands and perhaps Lochaber. Away from these areas, total rainfall will be small. Little change in temperature. Wind sped fairly light, although sometimes blustery NW Scotland.