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  • Thu Thursday
    22°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 12°C
    Mist
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Dry tonight. Dry and warm on Friday, coastal haar.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry and sunny inland this evening but haar returning to the coast and seeping inland overnight, mainly down the Don and Dee valleys. Some good clear spells inland. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Haar gradually burning back to the coasts through the morning although still lingering along some coastal locations into the afternoon. Dry, warm and sunny elsewhere, hot inland. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Still warm on Saturday but some showery rain spreading east. A little cloudier but mainly dry on Sunday, and feeling fresher. Sunny intervals and some patchy rain on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Misty along some eastern coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any heavy, thundery showers, mainly in the far southwest will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will encroach inland from northeastern coasts to central areas.

Friday:

A generally fine, warm and dry day for most areas, but isolated heavy showers are possible, mainly in the southeast. Low cloud will again affect northeastern parts, persisting along coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 to Thursday 7 Aug 2014:

The largely fine and dry weather is expected to continue across most parts of the UK initially, although in the north an area of weakening and fragmenting rain is expected to move slowly southeastwards through Tuesday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern and southwestern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further towards the south.

UK Outlook for Friday 8 Aug 2014 to Friday 22 Aug 2014:

The generally unsettled conditions look set to continue through the start of this period. However, towards the north, there will be more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter spells will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but returning to near normal later. A return to more settled conditions in the south is looking likely towards the end of the period.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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