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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
Monday 27th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Residual heavy rain and low cloud from overnight will clear east in morning. Chiller conditions follow to all areas with a gusty southwesterly wind and showers; most frequent across Wales and also western Scotland where they will fall as sleet on the highest munros.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Heavy rain clearing to showers. Increasingly blustery. Hills clearing.

How windy? (On the summits)

Lull at dawn (legacy of overnight gales soon clearing easternmost hills) Then southwest winds increasing through morning; in range 25-35mph by afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Increasingly blustery into the afternoon with conditions fairly arduous with considerable wind chill and buffeting.

How Wet?

Heavy rain clearing, then showers.

Wet start, as heavy rain from overnight lingers for a few hours after dawn, before clearing by midday. Then dry for a time, before showers move in from the west, some heavy with risk thunder.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive at first, lifting and clearing PM.

Murky start with extensive low cloud across the hills. However, marked rise in bases through morning as front clears, with hills then mostly cloud free into afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 80% in afternoon.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy morning, bursts of sun into afternoon. Murky start, but visibility improving and becoming very good afternoon.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 28th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly in the range 20 to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will likely impede walking across the hills for several hours with marked buffeting and wind chill.

How Wet?

Showers becoming frequent.

After a dry start, anticipate a deterioration as showers move in from the west and become frequent with some heavy ones and small risk of thunder toward Solway.

Cloud on the hills?

Lowering onto tops as rain develops

Mostly clear at first, but as rain develops, increasingly banks of cloud will form across the tops; most widely Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some sun, but mostly early in the day. Visibility good, but becoming often poor as rain develops.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 or 6C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Last updated Sun 26th Sep 21 at 2:24PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 25 to 35mph, risk 40mph at dawn, will slowly ease to around 15 to 25mph into the afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Expect fairly arduous conditions through morning with significant wind chill and buffeting; conditions slowly easing.

How Wet?

Showers, most frequent in west morning

A scattering of showers will run in from the northwest, most of these occurring in the morning when they will be fairly frequent for a few hours west of the M74.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above tops

Generally well elevated cloud bases leaving hills often clear, but patches occasionally lowering onto tops, especially in morning across Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy in morning, sunny breaks into the afternoon. Visibility very good, but poor in showers in morning.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 or 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

An unsettled and windy period of weather over the next 7 to 10 days with frequent areas of low pressure bringing bouts of upland gales or severe gales and rain; large falls accumulating across western hills. Chillier than of late, some days near freezing on higher Scottish tops with sleet and wet snow at times on the highest Munros.