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
Thursday 7th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

Summary for all mountain areas

Scotland: Low cloud extensive west/northwest Highlands with drizzle toward west coast; more widely developing western hills later. Cloud breaking up to sunshine in the east. England and Wales: Low cloud and patchy drizzle mostly clearing to sunshine, but may linger some western hills.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Early low cloud and patchy drizzle clearing with sunshine breaking through.

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwest to westerly typically 15mph, perhaps 20mph at times Galloway.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small

How Wet?

Risk pockets drizzle western hills

Until mid or late morning, mainly where in cloud, risk isolated drizzle. Then dry apart from possibly western hills in Galloway where the odd pocket of drizzle continuing.

Cloud on the hills?

All or nearly all clearing

Initially very varied: fog may well cover some areas from lower slopes upward, whilst other areas have breaks to higher slopes. From late morning, nearly all areas cloud free, but in Galloway, banks of low cloud base 200-400m may well come and go, especially western tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

20% lifting to 80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine will break through extensively and haze thin to give visibility excellent. However, often cloudy and hazy Galloway.

How Cold? (at 750m)

14C afternoon, although a few degrees colder where in cloud.

Freezing Level

Above the summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Friday 8th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Westerly 15mph, lifting through day to 20 to perhaps 25mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small

How Wet?

Occasional drizzle in west.

Pockets of drizzle will come and go over the hills near and west of the M74. Only occasional spots in the east where mostly dry.

Cloud on the hills?

Extensive in the west, slowly lifting.

Extensive low cloud across hills west of the M74, to lowest slopes at first, before bases slowly rise to 500-700m. Further east, cloud confined to or above tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% in the west, 60% in the east.

Sunshine and air clarity?

Overcast in west, sun breaking through progressively further east. Widely murky and misty in west, good in east.

How Cold? (at 750m)

13C

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Saturday 9th July 2022
Last updated Wed 6th Jul 22 at 5:02PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly 15 to 20mph, risk 25mph for periods.

Effect of the wind on you?

Mostly small.

How Wet?

Mostly dry

Isolated fine drizzle possible western hills in low cloud, mostly morning.

Cloud on the hills?

Areas of low cloud in west breaking up.

Murky start with areas of low cloud focussed in west. Low cloud will gradually break up and lift in morning, to lift to or above western tops. Eastern hills clear.

Chance of cloud free summits?

30% lifting to 70%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Cloudy start, patches of sun progressively breaking through. Visibility becoming good or very good.

How Cold? (at 750m)

11 to 14C, warmest in the east afternoon

Freezing Level

Above the summits

Planning Outlook

Persistent high pressure off SW Britain will bring extensive dry weather to and through next weekend, although in western Scotland, with the wind off the sea, often cloudy and fronts may bring rain on Sunday. On western mountains the cloud will bring persistent fog until Friday, even to lowest slopes near the coast. However, remaining murky toward west coast of Scotland with further drizzle at times.