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  • Wed Wednesday
    20°C 12°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    16°C 12°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    16°C 13°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:10 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Grampian

Sunny spells and isolated showers on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry this evening with some good sunny spells. Dry at first tonight but some showery rain spreading to Upper Deeside later in the night. Light to moderate southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

Rain across Deeside at first sinking south to leave a mainly dry day with some good sunny spells particularly for Aberdeen. An isolated shower is possible over the high ground. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of heavy thundery showers will spread across all parts on Thursday. Sunny spells and heavy thundery showers on Friday and Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with showers in northwest. Otherwise largely fine and dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. A band of fragmenting cloud will gradually clear southeastwards to leave a largely fine and dry night elsewhere with some clear spells.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with bright or sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the south and east. Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, some heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Aberdeen Clear night 57.1498 -2.0927
Aberlour Partly cloudy night 57.4751 -3.2155
Dundee Clear night 56.4621 -2.9692
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Wick (Highland) Partly cloudy night 58.4392 -3.0922
Strathyre Cloudy 56.3257 -4.3234
Lairg Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Fort William Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Jedburgh Cloudy 55.4777 -2.5534
Biggar Overcast 55.6234 -3.5226
Craig Light rain 57.4889 -5.2754
Glasgow Cloudy 55.8643 -4.2505
Ullapool Cloudy 57.8956 -5.16
Kirkwall Light rain 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Cumnock Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Portree Light rain 57.4127 -6.1949

Location Details

Aberdeen

Location: 57.1498, -2.0927

Altitude: 19m above mean sea level

Aberdeen information

Known poetically as the Silver City due to its granite buildings, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most heavily-populated city and one that revels in incredible architecture, horticulture and an artistic temperament.

Prehistoric evidence of settlements around Aberdeen’s nearby rivers, the Dee and the Don, demonstrate that people have lived in and around Aberdeen for thousands of years, with the city notably transforming when it was given its Royal Burgh status, around 1153. The architecture of Aberdeen is a huge attraction for history fans, and gave the city a variety of nicknames including the Silver City and the Granite City. The latter also lends the name to the roller derby league, the Granite City Roller Girls, who join a host of other popular sports teams in this adventurous city — the most famous of which being Aberdeen FC. Previously managed by Alex Ferguson, the Dons from Pittodrie are one of the most decorated clubs in Scottish football.

Many of the buildings constructed during the Victorian era use granite, an incredibly hard-wearing stone that, unlike sandstone structures in other cities, doesn’t erode. This ensures that many of the iconic buildings of Aberdeen look almost brand new, despite being constructed several hundred years ago! Key figures in the city’s history abound in the form of public statues, including Robert Burns and Robert the Bruce, while the Central Library, the Music Hall and several other buildings along Union Street will be of interest to architecture enthusiasts.

As well as urban spaces, Aberdeen boasts some of the most beautiful parks and gardens in the UK — officially! The city has won the large city category of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition every year since 1968, and the prestigious ‘Best City’ award an incredible ten times. With around 45 parks and green spaces to choose from, there’s plenty to feast your eyes on when enjoying the surprisingly mild climate of Aberdeen, including Duthie Park’s rose hill and the natural amphitheatre of Union Terrace Gardens.

It’s to be expected from a city as historically interesting as Aberdeen that the place is rich in culture and arts, including the very popular Aberdeen International Youth Festival and the Aberdeen Student Show. The latter, a humorous ‘revue’-style show, has been performed annually since 1921 and showcases the Doric dialect and humour to great effect. Alongside regular events and festivals in film, science, art and theatre, Aberdeen has much to rival its cousin, Edinburgh.