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    15°C 9°C
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Issued at: 1600 on Tue 23 Sep 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

Rain moving east this evening and early tonight, bright Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry early evening but rain soon spreading into Moray and becoming persistent after dark and moving across Aberdeenshire. Overnight rain will clear leaving a drier end to the night with clear periods. Freshening northwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Wednesday:

Bright and breezy with passing showers during the morning, especially over north Aberdeenshire, these dying out by mid-afternoon. Otherwise sunny intervals, best of these towards Braemar and later in day. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mainly dry and increasingly windy on Thursday with cloud thinning to allow some warm sunny spells through. Mainly dry and windy on Friday and Saturday with bright spells, but cooler.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.

Wednesday:

The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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Aberdeen Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Dundee Cloudy 56.4621 -2.9692
Pitlochry Cloudy 56.7045 -3.7283
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Cloudy 55.7702 -2.0038
Wick (Highland) Light shower day 58.4392 -3.0922
Strathyre Light rain 56.3257 -4.3234
Lairg Heavy rain 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 Light rain 57.8956 -5.16
Kirkwall Light rain 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Heavy rain 58.567 -4.75
Cumnock Cloudy 55.4535 -4.2645
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.9781 -1.6162
Portree Heavy 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.