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
Saturday 19th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

Summary for all mountain areas

After a chilly start, a fine day will follow with a patchwork of sunshine. Chance of a few bursts of rain here and there, mainly inland in the afternoon. High cloud bases with hills extensively clear, although some banks of hill fog at first; particularly SE Highlands.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Early cloud banks clearing. Then fine with hazy sun. Later blustery in west.

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 10-20mph, strongest Galloway, where possibly 30mph by evening. Elsewhere, increase in speed small.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small, but expect some buffeting Galloway later in day - affecting both higher and lower slopes.

How Wet?

Little or no rain

Chance of a few bursts of rain; likely to amount to very little.

Cloud on the hills?

Very little, bar some early cloud banks.

Summits extensively or completely cloud free. However some early banks possible for a few hours after dawn, mainly easternmost hills and also close to Solway

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patches of sunshine, although overall extensive high level, sometimes thin cloud layers. Hazy although overall good visibility

How Cold? (at 750m)

11C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Sunday 20th June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Low confidence in forecast: Easterly 20 to 30mph, risk 40mph higher tops for a few hours later.

Effect of the wind on you?

Will increasingly impede walking across the hills, perhaps arduous later on tops.

How Wet?

Increasing risk of rain setting in from south

May well be a dry start to the day, but increasing risk through the day of pulses of rain edging in from the south. When it arrives, expect some heavy falls.

Cloud on the hills?

Becoming extensive in rain.

Perhaps mostly clear start, although threat of some patches higher tops. However, increasingly through day as rain edges north, hill fog becoming extensive.

Chance of cloud free summits?

40%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Some early sun through high cloud possible, but soon becoming overcast. Visibility very good at first, but will deteriorate and become poor in rain.

How Cold? (at 750m)

7C

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Monday 21st June 2021
Last updated Fri 18th Jun 21 at 7:13PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 5 to 15mph, least wind in afternoon.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly negligible

How Wet?

Scattered showers

A scattering of showers developing from mid morning onwards. Perhaps some locally heavy ones by afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly clear, but some early banks in east.

Hills mostly clear, but risk for a few hours early morning of cloud capping eastern hills in fog.

Chance of cloud free summits?

70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

A patchwork of sun, but skies tending to fill in with cloud inland into the afternoon. Visibility very good away from showers.

How Cold? (at 750m)

5 to 7C; chilliest easternmost hills.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Planning Outlook

Fairly chilly pattern early next week, but mostly fine with hills often clear as a ridge of high pressure dominates. However from midweek onwards, whilst turning warmer, it will become more changeable with the risk of pulses of showery rain from time to time as pressure gradually lowers from the west. However, there will still be some dry and fine periods; these conditions perhaps predominating still across eastern areas where broadly any rainfall amounts will be small.