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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
Sunday 29th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Chilly northerly winds, mostly fairly light, will bring a few showers, of snow higher areas Scottish Highlands, but the risk of heavier showery rain to Wales - mainly South Wales. Patches of sun, although extensive cloud overall.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Light wind; a few showers afternoon. Chilly.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly, 10 to 15mph, generally met wind in morning.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

A few showers afternoon

Risk of an isolated shower morning. From midday, a scattering of brief showers, giving hail on higher tops.

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Cloud confined above the summits by late morning as patches on higher areas clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

Almost certain by late morning

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun before cloud gradually fills in through the middle of the day. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2C rising to 6C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits. .

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 30th May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Direction may vary, but mostly northwesterly, mostly less than 15mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Increasingly showery through afternoon

Risk patches of rain from dawn, perhaps sleet on highest tops. Will slowly deteriorate from middle of day as showery rain becomes more widespread and in places heavy. 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?

70%

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.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 31st May 2022
Last updated Sat 28th May 22 at 2:27PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly between 5 and 15mph. Risk gusts 25mph in places.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible, but near precipitation, there may be sudden gusts on both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Areas showery, possibly thundery rain

Confidence in detail low: A day of widespread showers, perhaps merging into areas of thundery rain. The heavier rain will be concentrated on the afternoon and evening.

Cloud on the hills?

Many tops cloud covered for periods

Overall, expect fog to cover higher areas, sometimes forming from lowest slopes up. However, in some areas the summits may clear for a few hours.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Pockets of sun here and there. The air very clear, but in rain often misty or murky.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Relatively low temperatures on the mountains until later in the 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 with risk thunder. Signs of a few warmer drier days toward or into next weekend.