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French Scot Pilot Weather is your under one roof weather website for:

Local Short Range Forecasts - Numerical Weather Models - Satellite & Radar Imageries

Severe Convective Weather - Tropical Storms - Teleconnections - Stratosphere

Meteorological Knowledge

Local Short Range Forecasts

Whether you're planning a day out in the contryside, a week end out up the hills,

an afternoon of golf, attending an open air concert, why not try our forecasts?


A typical forecast includes:

An explanation of pressure pattern, the expected weather, winds and temperatures

over the requested period as well as an analysis and confidence section

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Have you ever wanted to know more about meteorology and the weather?

Read the following topics:

- Snow facts (why does it rain, sleet of snow)

- Dew point (what it means in layman's terms)

-  Snow showers off the North Sea (what are the ideal conditions)

- Widespread snow in the UK (what does it take to blanket the whole country)

- Storm intensification (how does a benign depression turn into a formidable storm)

Meteorological Knowledge

Meteorological Knowledge


A teleconnection is a correlation between a persistent weather pattern occurring in one region with recurrent weather patterns in other regions of the world.

One of the most famous teleconnection is the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

NAO: Fluctuations in the difference of sea level pressure between the Icelandic low and the Azores high.


Positive phase: strong zonal (west to east) flow. Wet and windy weather.


Negative phase: meandering, meridional (north to south) flow. 

Incursions of arctic air.

AO: Pattern characterized by winds circulating counterclockwise around the Arctic at around 55°N latitude.


Positive phase: ring of strong winds circulating around the North Pole confine colder air across polar regions.


Negative phase: weaker and more distorted belt of winds allow an easier southward penetration of colder, arctic air masses.

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Grampian Region 5 day Forecast

Living in Grampian? Here's what to expect over the next 5 days

Saturday 28/11/15:

Occasional wintry showers mainly over high ground in the W, with rain at lower levels.

Brighter intervals northern Aberdeenshire.

Fresh southwesterly winds.

Maximum temperature: 6 degrees, feeling chilly.


Some showers this evening turning to snow on higher ground again, becoming isolated tonight.

Longer clear spells in the east.

Minimum temperature: 0 degrees.


Sunday 29/11/15:

Cloudy with rain, sleet and snow spreading from the southwest.

Moderate snowfalls possible inland, though mostly rain towards the east coast.

Clearing to scattered wintry showers later, with strengthening winds.

Maximum temperature: 5 degrees, feeling chilly.


Monday 30/11/15 to Wednesday 02/12/2015:

Rain and snow on Monday, drier later with a few wintry showers.

Rain spreading north on Tuesday, preceded by hill snow, very mild, thaw.

Rain Wednesday then wintry showers. Windy.

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