Updated: 0234 on Thu 05 Dec 2013
Gale to Severe gale force winds and rain at first.
A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain, these heaviest across Deeside where it will be accompanied by severe gale force winds. Brighter but colder conditions will soon follow the rain with wintry showers developing. Winds easing but still strong. Maximum Temperature 6 C.
Clear spells and wintry showers these mainly across Banff and Buchan with snow falling at all levels. Fresh northerly winds with a widespread frost developing coldest spots around Braemar. Minimum Temperature -4 C.
A few wintry showers continue over Buchan. Elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells. Rain preceded by snow moving into the west in the evening. Winds falling light. Maximum Temperature 3 C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday:
Cloudy with rain in west and brighter in east on Saturday. Milder. Staying cloudy with further rain in west on Sunday. Mainly dry on Monday with some bright intervals.