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 22nd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A lot of cloud, often covering western hills. Patchy rain and drizzle for southern Scotland, northern England and Wales, amounts mostly small. Drier toward the north of the Highlands. Showers forming in the afternoon, locally heavy in the east. Light winds for Scotland, a fresher breeze for England and Wales.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Light winds. Areas of rain, local showery bursts. Low cloud.

How windy? (On the summits)

Variable, around 15mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small.

How Wet?

Rain fairly persistent, heavy bursts, chance of lightning.

Rain from dawn widely, persistent into the morning, heavy in places. The initial rain tending to break up and move northeast, but further bursts forming and drifting west to east, some heavy during afternoon, chance of isolated thunder and lightning, later mainly in east.

Cloud on the hills?

Fairly extensive, lowest in morning and in rain

Shrouding most hills from mid or lower slopes in rain, lowest in western areas and near Solway Firth in morning. Slowly rising cloud base may clear some slopes at times during afternoon, but where rain persists, cloud remaining extensive with patches to mid-slopes.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast and dull. Becoming brighter from west in afternoon with some late sun breaking through. Often poor visibility, improving later in west.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Tuesday 23rd July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northwesterly, 15mph, up to 20-25mph in morning especially Cheviots. Easing from west to 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Locally breezy and feeling cool for a few hours in east, but becoming small.

How Wet?

Chance of a shower

Possible drizzly showers in Borders in morning, then an odd shower near/east of M74 corridor in afternoon, generally light.

Cloud on the hills?

Lifting and clearing

Patches of cloud capping higher slopes in morning, some lower banks for a time. Increasingly breaking up and clearing, slowest around Cheviots.

Chance of cloud free summits?

50% rising to 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Patchwork of sunshine, clouding over at times; becoming sunnier near west coasts. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

8C rising toward 13C in afternoon.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 24th July 2024
Last updated Sun 21st Jul 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly, increasing during the day, 10 to 25mph, strongest soonest for Galloway hills, up to 30-35mph by evening.

Effect of the wind on you?

Starting small, but feeling increasingly blustery over higher tops. Later in day some buffeting.

How Wet?

Dry until late

Spots of rain developing later from high cloud thickening in west. By evening into night, some steadier rain arriving.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Any early mist patches on lower slopes soon dispersing. Brief patches may drift onto tops in Galloway.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of strong sun best in east, some thin high cloud, tending to thicken later. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

10C rising to 13C.

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

A ridge of high pressure produces a better day on Tuesday. Midweek onward, southwesterly winds will bring further rain from time to time, lowest cloud over western mountains. Temperatures near or a little lower than normal on the hills. Pressure tending to build from the south toward next weekend bringing drier and warmer conditions more widely. Southwest breezes toward northwest Scotland may continue to bring frequent cloud and a little rain at times here.