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    15°C 9°C
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Issued at: 0000 on Wed 01 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

Mainly dry with some sunshine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudier spell will develop this evening with patchy rain, mainly in southern Aberdeenshire. Becoming clearer and drier by late evening, though some patchy rain will return towards morning. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

Patchy rain on Wednesday morning then becoming dry with some good sunny spells for the rest of the day. A fresher feel and turning chilly in the evening. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry with some sunshine on Thursday. Rain and strong to gale force winds Thursday night and Friday morning then bright with the odd shower later Friday and on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with some rain, turning clearer and drier in north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain over northern and western areas continues moving southeastwards and fragments, reaching the southeast by morning. Some clear spells following, but further cloud and patchy rain reaching the northwest later.

Wednesday:

England and Wales rather cloudy with a few showers, but a few warm and bright spells too. Cooler and sunnier further north. Windy with scattered showers in the far north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards late Thursday, clearing Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Aberdeen Cloudy 57.1498 -2.0927
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Dundee Heavy shower night 56.4621 -2.9692
Pitlochry Overcast 56.7045 -3.7283
Edinburgh Cloudy 55.9533 -3.1868
Berwick-upon-Tweed Partly cloudy night 55.7702 -2.0038
Wick (Highland) Light shower night 58.4392 -3.0922
Strathyre Light shower night 56.3257 -4.3234
Lairg Cloudy 58.0223 -4.401
Fort William Light rain 56.8199 -5.104
Jedburgh Partly cloudy night 55.4777 -2.5534
Biggar Light shower night 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 Heavy shower night 58.985 -2.9607
Durness Cloudy 58.567 -4.75
Cumnock Light shower night 55.4535 -4.2645
Newcastle Upon Tyne Partly cloudy night 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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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.