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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Patchy rain, some brighter spells, mild, breezy. Colder tonight.

Today:

A good deal of dry and fairly bright weather around with the cloud thinning at times to allow a little hazy sunshine. Some occasional rain is likely, mainly over Upper Deeside and towards Buchan. Breezy along east coast. Quite mild. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Some patchy rain for a time this evening then skies turning clearer tonight and mainly dry other than an isolated shower towards the west. A colder night. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Friday:

A bright and largely dry day with some sunny spells. One or two showers may make it across from the west, most likely over Moray and the Cairngorms. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny spells and isolated showers on Saturday and at first Sunday. Gales for a time. Patchy rain later Sunday and on Monday though mainly dry in the east, mild, windy.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness, but outbreaks of rain for many. Milder.

Today:

A milder but rather cloudy day for most, with occasional rain almost anywhere. More persistent rain over west/northwest Scotland, this edging towards central Britain later. A few brighter interludes in the south/east, and the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Mild for many; further rain and low cloud in southern and central areas. Clearer but breezy weather should edge south across the northwest, into central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Some early rain in the southeast, with a further zone of rain, occasionally heavy, spreading eastwards across England and Wales. Much brighter weather following but showers for northwestern coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, possibly thundery. More in the way of drier weather elsewhere; brightest towards the south and east. Generally mild, but windy, especially towards the northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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

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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.