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  • Thu Thursday
    12°C 9°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday
    14°C 9°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    13°C 8°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 8°C
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  • Mon Monday
    14°C 11°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:32 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Mainly cloudy with showery rain. Feeling cool.

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, these mainly across Moray and northern Aberdeenshire. Southern Aberdeenshire should brighten up for a while but showers will develop, some of these turning heavy in the afternoon. Feeling cool again. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

A cloudy evening with patchy rain or showers but overnight it will become mainly dry with clear spells. A chilly night developing, especially along Deeside. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Friday:

A mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, with the odd heavy one possible. The showers will be most frequent across northern Aberdeenshire. Feeling cool with a northerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly dry on Saturday with just the odd shower then a local frost overnight. Dry with sunny spells and light winds on Sunday. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showery rain clearing south overnight. Sunshine and showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Less chilly than recent nights for southern parts with cloud and outbreaks of showery rain, possibly heavy at times, becoming confined to the southeast. Clearer and cooler conditions in the north with scattered showers, mainly in the far north.

Friday:

Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain across southeastern areas, clearing in the morning. Sunny spells and a few showers following, most frequent in the northeast. Another cool day.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny periods on Saturday with showers mainly in northern and eastern areas. Cool at first, but mostly fine on Sunday. Outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards on Bank Holiday Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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

Location Details

Aberdeen

Location: 57.1498, -2.0927

Altitude: 19m above mean sea level

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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.