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Issued at: 0900 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Grampian

Mild with some afternoon brightness.

Today:

This morning will be mostly cloudy with occasional light rain across southern and western Aberdeenshire. This afternoon will be dry with some bright or sunny spells developing, mainly across Moray. Feeling very mild, especially in any afternoon brightness. Maximum Temperature 15 °C.

Tonight:

Dry this evening although soon becoming windy in the north and west. perhaps southwesterly gales briefly across Moray. Winds easing after midnight, otherwise dry. Minimum Temperature 7 °C.

Thursday:

A dry day to come with some spells of sunshine, and still quite mild for early December. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dry start on Friday then rain spreading from the west in the morning, clearing later. Isolated showers in the north and west over the weekend otherwise dry and breezy.

Updated at: 0331 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain for some today. Sunny spells in the south later.

Today:

Low cloud, fog and hill fog in the south-east will tend to lift and break, allowing some sunshine here later. Meanwhile, windy but generally cloudy in the north, with a band of rain slowly spreading south-eastwards into central parts.

Tonight:

Occasional rain, heavy at times, across Wales, parts of northern and south-west England overnight. Otherwise, mostly dry with clear spells in the south and east. Very windy in the north.

Thursday:

Rain, sometimes heavy, clearing Wales, central and northern England during the morning, leaving cloudy skies with patchy drizzle in the south. Breezy, but drier and brighter in the north.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning cooler with spells of rain for most on Friday and Saturday, though some sunshine too. Windy in the north with showers at times. More settled on Sunday.

Updated at: 0246 on Wed 7 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 11 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 20 Dec 2016:

Sunday will start generally dry and bright for most, but it is likely to turn wetter from the north-west later in the day as a frontal band arrives from the Atlantic. Into the following week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there will probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1516 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 21 Dec 2016 to Wednesday 4 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty, it is most likely during this period that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. However, there will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes too, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather.

Updated at: 1439 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Alford Ski Centre

Alford Ski Centre Alford Ski Centre – Sunny intervals 57.2294 -2.7063
Aberdeen Aberdeen – Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Pitlochry Pitlochry – Heavy rain 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Dundee – Overcast 56.4621 -2.9692
Lairg Lairg – Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Wick (Highland) Wick (Highland) – Heavy shower day 58.4392 -3.0922
Strathyre Strathyre – Heavy rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Edinburgh Edinburgh – Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Fort William Fort William – Heavy rain 56.8199 -5.104
Craig Craig – Heavy rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Ullapool Ullapool – Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Berwick-upon-Tweed Berwick-upon-Tweed – Overcast 55.7702 -2.0038
Glasgow Glasgow – Overcast 55.8643 -4.2505
Biggar Biggar – Mist 55.6234 -3.5226
Durness Durness – Heavy rain 58.567 -4.75
Jedburgh Jedburgh – Overcast 55.4777 -2.5534
Kirkwall Kirkwall – Sunny intervals 58.985 -2.9607
Portree Portree – Heavy rain 57.4127 -6.1949
Cumnock Cumnock – Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645

Location Details

Alford Ski Centre

Location: 57.2294, -2.7063

Altitude: 163.0 m above mean sea level

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