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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
Friday 14th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Many mountains dry; warm sunshine in the west. Low risk of isolated thundery showers forming. Greater threat of thunderstorms mid & south Wales. Fog persists in eastern Scotland and England from low levels upward; just some highest tops above this layer.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Likely dry. Fog persistent toward east. Locally gusty wind.

How windy? (On the summits)

East or northeasterly 15 to perhaps locally 25mph - strongest winds may extent to some lower slopes.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small - although sudden buffeting in gusts some lower slopes.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Patches fine drizzle mainly morning Borders. Remote risk of isolated bursts of rain or possibly an isolated thunderstorm west of M74 in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

May persist all day Borders; clearing Dumfries & Galloway.

Blanket fog off the North Sea continues to shroud the Border hills from lower slopes up, although toward the upper Tweed, the cloud may at times break up (a chance The Cheviot top may be just above the fog). Further west, the fog patchy in morning, and all clearing west of M74 by middle of day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Rising to 90% west; 40% east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine near and west of M74; may be dull and misty most or all day elsewhere. Hazy - though excellent visibility many higher slopes.

How Cold? (at 750m)

15C, although 11C where in cloud in east.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Saturday 15th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly; 10 to 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain very unlikely

Remote risk of isolated thundery downpour afternoon west of M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Summits extensively cloud free

Patches of cloud temporarily some higher slopes in morning, and also fog in and just above many valleys for a few hours following dawn. The very low cloud may persist on even lower slopes closest to the North Sea most or all day.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Intermittent sunshine, although banks of cloud above some summits. Misty or foggy widely lower slopes at first. This clearing but remaining hazy.

How Cold? (at 750m)

16C; cooler some lower slopes where in fog.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Sunday 16th August 2020
Last updated Thursday 13th August 2020 at 2:26 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Easterly, 15 to 20mph, but locally may be gusty to 30mph near/west of major summits.

Effect of the wind on you?

Fairly small, but local gusty conditions possible, in places to low levels.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

May persist toward east

Areas of fog in the morning, covering eastern hills to low levels, where may persist for much of the day in places. Near & west of M74 will all break up.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sun, breaking through increasingly, although eastern hills may hold more cloud. Areas of mist or haze clearing, visibility may well become excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

9 to 13C, coolest Borders & Cheviots where in cloud, but locally a few degrees warmer in Galloway by afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Remaining warm and humid through the weekend, particularly in western regions, whilst eastern areas are cooler under North Sea air, which brings a risk of lingering fog banks. The Scottish Highlands stay extensively dry. Thundery rain mostly confined to Wales, although rain may expand back northwards into the Pennines by Sunday. Into next week, light winds and areas of slow-moving showers at first, then a gradual change is likely as windier conditions move in from the Atlantic, with belts of rain or showers.