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Issued at: 0100 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Bright and warm on Tuesday after a dull start.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a mostly dry evening with any isolated light showers easing away. It will stay dry overnight with clear spells allowing some areas of low cloud and patches of mist and fog to develop. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Tuesday:

A generally cloudy start with some mist and fog patches. These will steadily break up, allowing some warm sunny spells to develop. Most places dry, but some isolated showers too. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A lot of dry and fine weather. Becoming warm or very warm and increasingly humid across some southern parts where there is a risk of scattered heavy and thundery showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places bright after a dull start. Staying cloudy northeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers will ease this evening and it will be dry for most with mist, low cloud and fog developing in clear spells overnight. It will stay cloudy in the northeast, with outbreaks of rain turning heavy at times.

Tuesday:

Mist and low cloud will gradually break up, with warm sunny spells developing. Staying dry for many, but some isolated showers too. Heavier rain possible across the Northern Isles.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Many areas fine and becoming warm or very warm in the south. However generally cloudier with some rain in the northeast. Risk of scattered heavy, thundery showers in the south.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Sep 2014 to Monday 29 Sep 2014:

It is likely to remain largely dry and settled for most at first, but it may turn more unsettled from the northwest later in this period. The weekend should be fine for many with variable cloud and some sunny spells, although there is a risk of the odd heavy shower in the south on Saturday. It is likely to be warm too, although perhaps not quite as warm as on previous days. The fine weather should persist next week, feeling warm by day in sunny spells, but some cool nights are also likely. It may turn windy and more changeable in the north and west towards the end of that week, with an increasing risk of showers or spells of rain, but the south and east should remain mostly fine.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

The end of September and the first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are then likely to be around and often above average, although chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any unsettled spells daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 15 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Clear night 51.0777 -4.0571
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Partly cloudy night 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Clear night 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Partly cloudy night 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.2122 -5.2937

Location Details

Cardiff

Location: 51.4812, -3.1778

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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Cardiff information

Cardiff was named capital city of Wales in 1955 and is the most important city in principality. Boasting a population of around 350,000, Cardiff is the 10th largest UK city.

The city has a long and varied history, with evidence suggesting the existence of settlers in the area around 1,500 years before the building of Stonehenge. A Roman fort was created in the north-west of the city, and during the Middle Ages the area became of crucial strategic importance during the war between the Normans and Welsh. As a result, Cardiff lays claim to the largest concentration of castles of any city in the world, the most prominent of which is Cardiff Castle.

Cardiff’s easy access to the coal fields of South Wales has played a large part in its history and demand for coal, used for manufacturing iron and steel, led to Cardiff becoming the world’s largest coal port. At its peak, Tiger Bay was the busiest port in the world and the wealth and migrant workers which were brought into the city created rapid growth during the 1800s.

Since then, the economy of Cardiff has diversified into a range of industries. Cardiff is now the largest media centre outside of London and is the home of BBC Wales, ITV Wales and S4C. The filming and production of the new series of Doctor Who also takes place in the city.

Cardiff is built on reclaimed marshland, making the landscape of the city very flat and it is often claimed that Cardiff enjoys more hours of sunshine than Milan. The city also boasts more green space per person than the other major UK cities.

Names as European City of Sport in 2009, Cardiff hosts a variety of sporting venues, including the Millennium Stadium which is home to both the Wales national Rugby Union team and national football team. The venue, which also served as the FA Cup’s temporary home during the reconstruction of Wembley, manages to protect events from inclement weather thanks to its retractable roof — the only one in the UK. The SWALEC Stadium in Sophia Gardens is the home of Glamorgan and, following an extensive redevelopment, now hosts regular Test cricket.

Beloved children’s author Roald Dahl was born in the city, as was famous composer and musician Ivor Novello. Other famous faces that come from Cardiff include football Ryan Giggs, and singers Shirley Bassey and Charlotte Church.