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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).

Today's Forecast

Light wind, negligible impact
Heavy rain
Cool

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Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 17th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Northwesterly wind, with areas of rain on and off early morning. Will break up into clusters of showers, with afternoon downpours focused in the east. Drier for the west coast. England and Wales: Early patches of rain here and there. Breaking into showers, afternoon downpours Pennines. Drier west coast.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Slow rise in cloud bases with showers developing. Risk downpours afternoon.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 10 to 15mph or less, perhaps a little bit more on the Galloway Hills.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Increasing risk of showers

Patches of lingering rain here and there from overnight at start, most likely in the east. Then dry for a time, before clusters of shower develop, risk of downpours afternoon, mainly in east. Risk lightning. Drier west coast.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills mostly covered, some breaks.

Covered in the morning, in places down to the glens. Slow rise in bases through the day, with tops clearing for a time, but patches reforming in rain.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 60%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Mostly cloudy, some sun through clouds in the afternoon, most likely west of M74. Intermittently poor visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8 to 9C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Winds likely to vary in direction, 10mph or less. Perhaps up to 15mph near the coasts where sea breezes develop.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Showers breaking out, some heavy.

Mostly dry start, although scope for a few patches of lingering rain from overnight in the east. Showers breaking out, slow-moving, with risk of inland downpours. Coastal hills likely dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Hills becoming mostly clear

Patches of low cloud, mainly lowest slopes, but also higher up in and around the legacy of any overnight rain. Soon hills will become clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine, best in morning, before skies tend to fill in with cloud toward afternoon, limiting the best sun to the coasts. Visibility very good, poor in showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C lifting to 10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 19th June 2024
Last updated Sun 16th Jun 24 at 1:23PM

How windy? (On the summits)

West to southwesterly 10mph at dawn, will increase through the afternoon to 20 to 30mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small morning, but becoming increasingly blustery in the afternoon.

How Wet?

Very likely dry

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. Visibility murky at first in some areas, but becoming very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

6C lifting to 9C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Still cool through Tuesday with a northwesterly wind, continuing to bring clusters of showers, with some downpours well inland for Scotland and England. Drier for Wales.Higher pressure will then build in from the southwest Wednesday onwards, settling things down with a warmer feel. However, fronts and cooler conditions may still at times feed in from the Atlantic into Scotland.