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
Saturday 28th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

Summary for all mountain areas

Extensively dry with patches of sun, although a few brief showers. However, it will remain chilly, particularly near the coast of NW Scotland, where higher areas will be below freezing point.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Cold. Risk of a shower.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to 20mph

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Isolated if any showers

Almost everywhere dry, but chance of isolated brief showers afternoon most likely near M74 eastward to hills accessible from Moffat and upper Tweed.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain

Sunshine and air clarity?

Bright sunshine until mid morning Borders. Elsewhere, patches of sun developing from mid morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

3C rising toward 8C. Will feel much colder directly in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 15 to 20mph, generally strongest east of the M74.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small

How Wet?

Showers, mainly afternoon

Risk of a few showers from dawn. From late morning or midday, a scattering of brief showers more widely, giving hail on higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly very little

Cloud base mostly above the summits, but patches may cap higher tops occasionally, most common Cheviots in the morning.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, but cloud filling in by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C rising to 5 to 7C, coolest Cheviots. Wind chill will make it feel as cold as -7C on eastern tops in the morning.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but only just above freezing on The Cheviot early and late in the day.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 7:33AM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction may well vary, mostly less than 15mph, perhaps calm on some summits. But locally gusts 25mph in precipitation.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, although temporary sudden buffeting near precipitation in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Areas of heavy precipitation developing

Risk patches of rain from dawn, perhaps sleet on highest tops. Will deteriorate from later morning as showery rain becomes widespread and heavy with risk thunder. Total rainfall very varied over a few miles.

Cloud on the hills?

Will form for periods in and following rain

Broadly, cloud base will rise from 550 to 800m after dawn to above highest hills by late morning. But in rain, expect fog widely on higher slopes and in some areas on lower slopes as well.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine will tend to give way to occasional bursts of sun. Often excellent visibility but poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but slight frost at first some valleys and upland dips.

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains much of next week; particularly on the Scottish highlands where higher tops will frequently be near freezing point. Showers, some heavy and thundery, giving hail and on higher tops snow, will be widespread, particularly in the afternoons, when in some areas they will merge to give a few hours of precipitation.