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Issued at: 2200 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Cloudy and murky. Light winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

A little sunshine at first in Moray with clear spells and fog patches tonight. Staying cloudy and misty over Aberdeenshire with areas of fog especially on the higher ground. Light easterly winds. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Friday:

Staying misty and murky around the Aberdeenshire coast with some patchy drizzle. Some bright or sunny intervals developing further inland, especially Moray though rain arriving there later. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A bright day on Saturday with some sunshine at times. Dry with sunny spells on Sunday and through much of Monday though some light rain may arrive after dark.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning murky again in the east. Southern showers becoming widespread.

This Evening and Tonight:

The thundery showers in the southwest will become more widespread across the south. Similar to previous nights, fog and low cloud is set to develop widely across eastern and central areas. A mild night for many.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across the south, and some rain for northwest Scotland. Misty start elsewhere, staying rather cloudy but dry with the best of the brightness in the west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 to Thursday 2 Oct 2014:

At first it should be dry for most with some good sunny spells. Northwestern areas though are likely to be cloudier with some rain or drizzle. It will also be breezy here with the risk of gales in the far northwest. As we go through the week the more unsettled conditions look set to spread across many northern and western parts, with some heavy spells of rain. Southern, and southeastern areas in particularly, are probably going to hold onto the drier and brighter weather with some sunny periods, and perhaps a few showers. Temperatures will be around normal, if not warm in the south and east. The setup looks to remain similar heading into the following week; unsettled in the north and west, some rain in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Oct 2014 to Friday 17 Oct 2014:

The UK is likely to see changeable conditions through this period, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions are expected to be most prolonged across the south and east. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average with some warm sunshine. However it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more in the way of outbreaks of rain. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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

Location Details

Aberdeen

Location: 57.1498, -2.0927

Altitude: 19m above mean sea level

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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.