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

    Regional forecast for Grampian

    Rather cloudy with a few heavy showers today, brighter Sunday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers this evening, some heavy at first, will continue over northern Aberdeenshire and the Moray coast tonight, but fewer towards Braemar and southern Deeside. Some mist patches by dawn as winds ease. Minimum Temperature 9C.

    Sunday:

    A cloudy start in places, otherwise a dry day to come with hazy spells of sunshine developing and feeling pleasantly warm. Patchy rain reaching Moray during the late evening. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Any early rain across the east on Monday morning soon clearing then becoming dry and settled through to mid-week.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers dying out overnight. Mainly dry tomorrow.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers lingering through the evening will clear from most parts overnight, to leave a mostly dry night with some clear spells. A few light showers may persist over the north and west though. Winds falling light by dawn.

    Sunday:

    Mainly dry with some bright spells at times. Clouding over from the northwest later with rain spreading into Northern Ireland and western Scotland during the evening.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Cloud and patchy rain on Monday will spread southeastwards across the UK. Thereafter, a good deal of dry weather with variable amounts of cloud and occasional spells of warm sunshine.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Saturday 13 Sep 2014:

    Dry for many Thursday and Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the south of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

    UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Sep 2014 to Sunday 28 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

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    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.