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  • Tue Tuesday
    15°C 11°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    13°C 9°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    13°C 12°C
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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Issued at: 0000 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Becoming wet and windy tonight. Feeling cold tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry end to the day with just a few showers. Winds will strengthen overnight, with gales developing across the coasts and hills. Outbreaks of locally heavy rain will also move southeastwards after midnight, clearing northwestern parts by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Rain quickly clearing, leaving a bright day, with occasional heavy, squally showers. Gales will affect exposed parts, perhaps severe for a time in the north. Feeling noticeably cooler than recently. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Lighter winds on Wednesday and becoming milder, with some patchy rain. Then rather cloudy on Thursday and Friday with outbreaks of rain at times, perhaps locally heavy on Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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