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Issued at: 0900 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Grampian

Bright with a few showers, mainly in west

Today:

A bright day in store with some sunshine, and just the odd shower. These will remain isolated across eastern parts, but more scattered towards Speyside. Southwesterly winds increasing during the day, becoming strong to gale force later. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Eastern areas will stay mainly dry with only an isolated shower. The showers will be more scattered across western parts of Aberdeenshire. Remaining windy with strong to gale force winds. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Scattered outbreaks of rain will once again affect western Aberdeenshire as eastern areas stay mainly dry and bright with some sunnier spells. Winds will ease slightly during the day. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Breezy with outbreaks of rain in the west but staying mainly dry in east. Tuesday will be bright with an isolated shower affecting the north coast. Turning dry for Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with frequent showers northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Frequent showers will push across northwest Scotland, often heavy. It will be windy here too, with coastal severe gales. Variable cloud and sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers, these mainly in the west.

Tonight:

Persistent heavy rain will arrive in northwest Scotland. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales continuing across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

The very wet and windy weather continues across the northwest. Generally windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east, with some patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wet and windy northwest Monday, drier elsewhere. Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, giving cloud and drizzle for south Britain Wednesday. Drier, chillier weather follows further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 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, this 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 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 Sat 25 Oct 2014

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