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 31st July 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A few mostly light showers for the Highlands, but many places dry. Lowest cloud on the hills toward the far north, but some breaks into central Scotland. Low cloud may persist across the Lakes & west Wales with a little rain. Scattered showers for the Pennines. A light to moderate breeze. Coolest in northern Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Patchy rain mainly Borders. Low cloud lifting above most hills.

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly or variable, 5-15mph; but risk 20mph western tops at times.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Patchy rain then a few showers, locally heavy PM.

Patchy rain early in day as a weak front drifts southwards, mainly hills in Borders & Cheviots. A few showery bursts possible middle day into afternoon, mostly east of the M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Early cloud banks mostly clearing.

Banks of cloud from dawn at varying heights, will lift and break up to mostly clear the hills by midday. However patches may persist tops where showers develop.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some patchy sun at times, but skies often filling in with cloud. Visibility very good, but locally poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10 to 12C, but nearer 8C Cheviots.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Sunday 1st August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North or northeasterly, 10 to 15mph, sometimes 20mph Cheviots.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but feeling cool where exposed to breeze on high tops.

How Wet?

Isolated showers

One or two showers developing during the day, mostly light and brief.

Cloud on the hills?

Clearing most tops

A few patches of cloud on higher summits in the morning, mainly Cheviots where may linger for a few hours above 700m.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, occasional sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7 to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 2nd August 2021
Last updated Fri 30th Jul 21 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly or variable, 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Low risk of a shower

Chance of an isolated shower, mainly middle of day onward on hills east of the M74, where a very local heavy burst may form later afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Above most summits

Local patches of cloud on higher slopes for time, but mostly clearing.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly cloudy, some sun mostly morning, then near coasts later afternoon. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C at dawn, rising toward 11C afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A relatively quiet but rather cool theme into early next week. Local grass frost overnight in sheltered Highland glens. Plenty of dry weather, but also a risk of scattered showers, some heavy. Often fairly cloudy, but cloud bases will lift toward or above most higher summits and the air quite clear. Winds mostly fairly light. Low pressure is expected to dominate from midweek onward, with rain or heavy downpours common again. For now, in places, the ground still very dry underfoot despite recent rain.