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
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

Summary for all mountain areas

A cold northerly breeze - notable chill factor on the tops, particularly eastern areas. Feeling pleasant where sheltered in the sunshine, especially by afternoon, best in western Scotland. Most places dry all day, low risk of a brief light shower or flurry. Early showers clearing south across Wales.

Headline for Southern Uplands

Chilly winds in east. Mostly dry with sunshine.

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly, 15 to 30mph, strongest Cheviots, may reach 35mph occasionally.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill over higher terrain. Locally blustery around some tops, affecting comfortable walking on eastern hills. Fairly small effect on walking in west.

How Wet?

Rare if any showers

Most places dry all day. Rare brief light showers grazing hills nearest to North Sea, snow flurries over higher terrain.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly little if any, patches east

Banks of cloud mostly higher Cheviots in the morning, bases rising, but may come and go on highest tops. Further west most hills often clear, rare patches soon lifting.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80% furthest east, above 90% most areas

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun, best in west, locally cloudier at times east. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0C rising to 2 to 5C, coldest east. Wind chill feeling like -5C to locally nearer -10C on The Cheviot in the morning.

Freezing Level

700-800m in east in morning, rising only marginally in east, but above western tops. Slight frost sheltered inland valleys at first.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Wednesday 24th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

North to northeasterly 15 to 20mph in west, 25mph Cheviots, possibly 30mph at first.

Effect of the wind on you?

Considerable wind chill and blustery for a time across higher eastern slopes. Fairly small toward the west.

How Wet?

Rare showers

Chance of a brief flurry of soft hail or snow, mostly Cheviots.

Cloud on the hills?

Little if any

Chance of cloud free summits?

90%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Broken cloud and sun. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

-1 to +2C east, rising to +5C in west. Wind chill feels like -5C or lower on Cheviots at first; still sub-zero afternoon.

Freezing Level

600-700m in east, plus frost in sheltered valleys at first; rising above tops. Soon lifting above the tops in west.

Viewing Forecast For

Southern Uplands
Thursday 25th April 2024
Last updated Mon 22nd Apr 24 at 4:30PM

How windy? (On the summits)

Northwesterly or variable, 10 to 20mph.

Effect of the wind on you?

Small effect on walking, but still a noticeable chill where exposed on hills.

How Wet?

Showers developing

A scattering of showers forming increasingly during the day, with hail, plus snow flurries over higher terrain.

Cloud on the hills?

Mostly above hills

Fragments of cloud forming locally around some slopes in the morning, but soon lifting above the tops.

Chance of cloud free summits?

80%

Sunshine and air clarity?

Variable cloud and sun, best in morning. Visibility excellent.

How Cold? (at 750m)

0 or 1C in east, rising to 4C in west. Wind chill feeling like -2 to -5C, coldest on eastern tops.

Freezing Level

Near freezing on higher eastern tops much of day, plus frost some valleys and sheltered higher areas in west at first.

Planning Outlook

Northerly breezes continue into midweek, feeling distinctly chilly over higher terrain - temperatures will fluctuate from below freezing in the morning, to a few degrees above into the afternoon for a few days - coldest toward the east and northeast. Sunny spells with excellent visibility, mixed with scattered brief showers or snow flurries. Lowering pressure Thursday into Friday, turning more widely showery again with hail and snow on some hills, but winds fairly light. A risk of a rain system spiraling across Britain over the weekend, upland snow for a time, accompanied by stronger east to southeasterly winds.