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
Wednesday 14th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

Summary for all mountain areas

High pressure resides across Britain. Little wind overall. Very clear with a good amount of sun, but also some areas of cloud, which will produce one or two localised showers, these mostly just isolated flurries of hail or snow. Temperatures rising just above freezing point on many summits, except the very highest tops in Scotland.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Little wind. Risk showers. Hills mostly clear.

How windy? (On the summits)

Mostly little wind. Northerly 10mph on Cheviots.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Isolated showers

Risk of localised showers, heavy in places with hail. Where these do form, they will move around slowly for an hour or so, most likely across Dumfries & Galloway in the afternoon.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Fragments of cloud may briefly form on higher slopes in morning, otherwise most cloud which forms will be above the hills. Brief patches below 700m if showers occur.

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Periods of sunshine; cloud sometimes filling in, particularly by afternoon. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising to 4C.

Freezing Level

Frost in some valleys and sheltered higher slopes from dawn; then typically just above freezing to highest summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Thursday 15th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southeasterly 5 to 10mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Precipitation unlikely

Cloud on the hills?

Generally clear

Chance of cloud free summits?

Above 90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine extensive, a little fair-weather cloud filling in inland through day. Excellent visibility.

How Cold? (at 750m)

1C rising to 4C by afternoon western hills.

Freezing Level

Frost at dawn some valleys plus some sheltered higher ground; then rising above freezing to highest summits.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Friday 16th April 2021
Last updated Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 4:18 PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Southerly 10mph or less.

Effect of the wind on you?

Negligible

How Wet?

Precipitation not expected

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Sunshine most widely morning, giving way as cloud gradually fills in inland. Visibility excellent. Pockets of mist some valleys at dawn.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising toward 4C.

Freezing Level

Frost many valleys and sheltered higher slopes at dawn; rising above freezing point on all summits.

Planning Outlook

High pressure is expected to influence our weather patterns beyond the middle of April. Often dry. Temperatures near freezing point on higher summits, tending to rise most afternoons. Lying snow on higher terrain will thaw only slowly. Some further overnight frosts. Next week may become milder with time. Sun and variable cloud; most mountains often clear. Mostly light winds, but southerlies strengthen this weekend. A frontal system coming in from the west by Sunday-Monday is likely to bring low cloud and some rain for a time, mainly in the west.