Southern Uplands

The Galloway hills eastward to the Lammermuir hills. The Cheviots (including higher hills within the adjacent Northumberland NP).

Wednesday's Forecast

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Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 19th June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Highlands: Initially dry with light winds, but wind steadily increasing. Patchy drizzly rain moving in from the northwest by afternoon and into the evening. Elsewhere: Dry and light winds through the day, but many regions starting off cloudy before the cloud disperses.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Dry with light winds but initially cloudy

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly 10mph or less at dawn, will increase through the afternoon to westerly 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Very likely dry

Isolated drizzly showers possible southern Galloway.

Cloud on the hills?

Early low cloud, dispersing off the hills.

Areas of low cloud from dawn, in places from near valleys upwards and focused in west. Through morning, will lift and disperse to leave the hills clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Lifting to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine breaking through increasingly. Areas of high level cloud. Good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C lifting to 9C in Galloway and 11C in East Lothian but still feeling cool in the afternoon wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Thursday 20th June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 15 to 25mph, strongest near the Central Belt.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, walking may be inconvenienced at times especially during blustery gusts in the north of the region.

How Wet?

Dry for most or all of the day

Small risk of an isolated shower or two.

Cloud on the hills?

Little or no cloud

There may be the odd lingering patch on some higher ground, particularly in southern Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine. Good or excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 rising to 12C, feeling a touch cooler in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Friday 21st June 2024
Last updated Tue 18th Jun 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Forecast detail uncertain. South or southwesterly 15 to 25mph, risk a 30mph+ in the morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Blustery at times. Wind may impact on comfort of walking for periods. Balance may be affected in the morning.

How Wet?

Patches of rain on and off

Occasional bursts of light rain on and off through the day across the region but especially in Galloway. Risk of rain in Galloway becoming heavy and persistent.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly cloud free

There may be odd patches of cloud on the hills, most abundant in Galloway but most summits elsewhere will be cloud free. Should heavy rain arrive in Galloway, cloud will lower and become extensive.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchy sunshine through high cloud. Good visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C. Feeling around freezing in the wind.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Mixed conditions late this week into the weekend as fronts drift in from the Atlantic. Occasional rain and areas of low cloud concentrated over western mountains. Wind mostly light and temperatures mild into the weekend. High pressure expanding back in from the southwest by Sunday onward brings a good amount of dry weather for the week ahead. However, still some weak fronts drifting over northern Scotland on westerly breezes which would bring cloudier days with some light rain mainly in the west. Generally warm for most places, but some cooler days for northern Scotland.