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Useful links

We recommend Google.

Forecast and Meteorology

The BBC weather pages contain Scottish and Aberdeen forecasts, including a 5-day forecast, UK rain radar animations, satellite pictures and weather on a European and world stage. The Met office offer a 5-day Aberdeen forecast. A more comprehensive statement of current local conditions is available as the Dyce hourly weather report for the last 24 hours.

Metbrief gives quick access to synoptic charts, satellite pictures and much more.

Forecast charts from 3 to 6 days ahead are available from European Centre for Medium Range Forecasts.

AccuWeather offer an Aberdeen forecast and more.

You can obtain current conditions at Dyce and graphs of recent conditions.

You can obtain direct access to the Met Office Inshore Waters and Shipping. A Regional Map defines the standard forecast areas in Britain, with forecasts from an adjoining table. A further page gives an extended outlook for some sea areas. More detailed sailing weather and tidal reports can be found courtesy Yachting and Boating World. Planning to sail? Look up the Admiralty's tidal predictions. More than simply forecasts is Frank Singleton's weather for sailors page.

The National Data Buoy Center (in the US) offers an active map for selecting data collected by buoys around Britain. Decoded weather buoy observations from around the world are available on a Google map.

The Dundee Satellite Receiving Station is excellent for both current and archive images from polar orbiting satellites. Register, free, as a user.

Finally, the US airforce offer access to a comprehensive document on Aberdeen's climate for those who would like to know our monthly and yearly averages.


For the NHS, local and central government and more try the public sector portal. Three maps of the UK showing Web sites in higher education institutions and research labs (including Government funded research centres). Notice that for the "Universities" map you can go directly to one of the functions of an institution selected from the list to the left of the map.

Socially useful pages

Stuck for a spelling, meaning or synonym? Use Collins online dictionary or the OED on line directly (access password needed).

Search the National rail enquiries, buy cheap rail tickets or travel by National Express bus or Citylink bus; look up services or the yellow pages or tides around the country; buy internet books or cds; for car journeys, see the AA route planner. Fro a variant of the yellow pages that covers the whole country, try Mister What.

Find BT phone numbers (with location map) or postcodes or the cost of postage or streetmaps or Ordnance Survey maps or use directory enquiries. Access electoral register information.

Want to entertain someone, or yourself? Look at the searchable online archive of recipes.

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