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  • Wed Wednesday
    16°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 12°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 21:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 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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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Haar burning back to allow some sunny spells. Very warm.

Today:

Areas of low cloud mist and fog will burn back to the east coast through the morning though it may linger here all day. Sunny elsewhere and becoming hot inland, cooler along coasts. Mainly light east or southeasterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Tonight:

Some warm evening sunshine though haar around eastern coasts will edge a little further inland during the evening and night. Western areas should stay mainly clear with isolated fog patches. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Thursday:

The haar will quickly burn right back to the coastline as sunny spells develop widely across the Northeast, with even the east coast seeing some sunshine. Very warm, hot inland. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mainly dry and settled and warm or very warm with sunny spells. Haar affecting North Sea coasts at times. Some showers later Saturday, then cooler but mainly dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

Today:

Many eastern and central parts starting dull, but low cloud soon burning back to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers moving westwards across the south in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly dry, fine and very warm, although cooler along cloudier northeastern coasts.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in northeast returning westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, easing. Elsewhere dry with clear periods.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for many. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Isolated heavy, thundery showers likely in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Plenty of dry weather, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in the south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Generally warm or very warm still.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect 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 south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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