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  • Wed Wednesday
    17°C 10°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    16°C 12°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 9°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 9°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Decent sunny periods and some showers. Another cool day.

Today:

Whilst there may be a scattering of showers, many places will have a dry day with some decent periods of sunshine. Despite this, it is going to be cool again. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

A dry and cool night for many with some lengthy clear spells. During the early hours, northern parts are going to turn cloudier, perhaps with a little rain. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Thursday:

The cloudier conditions will spread southwards through the morning bringing some outbreaks of rain. There should still be plenty of dry weather with some bright spells. Still cool. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells and showers on Friday. Mostly dry with some sunshine over the weekend, before cloud and rain spreads from the west on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry for many but some showers. Cool again.

Today:

Another cool day. Many places staying dry with a good deal of sunshine. Whilst there will be some scattered showers, these should be lighter and less frequent than Tuesday. Cloud and rain will spread into northwest Scotland during the afternoon.

Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain gradually spreading southeastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland reaching northern England during the early hours. Mostly dry and cool with prolonged clear periods further south.

Thursday:

Cloud and showery rain spreading southwards, but staying largely dry and bright in the south and east. Brighter again in the north later. Cool again.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Showery outbreaks of rain for southern parts on Friday, clearer conditions extending from the north with some showers. Mostly dry over the weekend but rain arriving from the west later.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 24 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 2 Sep 2014:

After a cold and clear start for many on Sunday, cloud and rain in the southwest will spread northeast to affect most places by the end of the day. Temperatures will recover back to average values for August thanks to the change in wind direction, but freshening winds in the west will make it feel cooler. Unsettled through next week, and likely beyond, with showers or longer spells of rain. The wettest weather should be in the northwest where there could be strong winds at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. Temperatures will generally be around normal, perhaps locally warm at times in the southeast, but still feeling cool in the wind and rain.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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