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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 7th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Northerly winds continue, typically strongest North Pennines & Cheviots. Cool or cold; lowest temperatures in northern Scotland, where sub-zero above 800-1000m, and occasional snow flurries. Low cloud, rain & drizzle affects Pennine areas for several hours.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Chilly winds, strongest Cheviots morning. Isolated showers.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 20 to 30mph morning, strongest Cheviots where risk 35-40mph for a few hours. Speeds easing gradually, by afternoon to 10-20mph, and may be little wind western areas toward evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will impede walking at times in the morning with noticeable or locally significant wind chill easternmost hills.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Remnants of overnight rain & drizzle in Borders & Cheviots soon clearing away southwards from dawn. The day generally dry, apart from a risk of very isolated showers forming into the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Low cloud eastern hills morning, clearing

Extensive low cloud shrouding eastern hills from dawn, lowest Cheviots, for a time below 400-500m, but lifting to 600-700m then above during morning. Further west, mostly very little cloud on hills, and all hills generally clear into afternoon.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% rising to 70% east; 80% in west through day.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun, although eastern areas cloudier at times. Visibility very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 to 7C, lowest in the east. Wind chill feeling sub-zero where exposed to strongest wind in morning; locally -5C on high Cheviot tops for a time.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 8th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northerly 10-15mph at first, becoming variable 5-10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Becoming negligible.

How Wet?

Rain unlikely

Chance of an isolated light shower.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little

A few patches high tops at first, soon lifting and breaking above most or all summits.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sun. Visibility very good or excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

2 lifting to 4 or 5C

Freezing Level

Above the summits, but only just at first. Ground frost at dawn in some corries, and locally also in valleys.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 9th June 2020
Last updated Saturday 6th June 2020 at 4:25 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southwesterly, strengthening from 5-10mph to 15-20mph by afternoon and evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain not expected

Cloud on the hills?

All clearing

Fragments of cloud on some slopes from dawn, breaking up in morning to leave the hills generally clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Fairly sunny overall, although cloud slowly building inland, and giving way to increasing high cloud later in west. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

4 rising to 7C, locally a degree or so higher by afternoon eastern areas.

Freezing Level

Above the summits; slight ground frost some valleys and corries at dawn.

Planning Outlook

Pressure builds across Britain to start the week, leaving just isolated showers. During Tuesday, a front moves into western Scotland - the legacy of this likely to bring a dull, damp day on Wednesday for some. Uncertainty later in the week: high pressure toward north/east, whilst areas of showers may move around slowly. Temperatures recovering gradually. Please be aware of currently different restrictions regarding Covid-19 across Scotland, England & Wales. Refer to local guidance or instructions from the National Parks and outdoor bodies, and please respect local communities in areas which are gradually reopening. See mwis.org.uk/blog for latest information and links.