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Issued at: 1300 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

A fine morning, but turning wet and windy later.

Today:

Early rain should soon clear leaving a largely dry and fine morning with sunny spells, though feeling a little cooler than yesterday. The breeze will strengthen and cloud will thicken this afternoon, with rain reaching western areas later this afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Rain spreading across all parts this evening, leading to a wet and windy night, rain heavy at times, especially over hills, and gales in exposure. Large accumulations possible across Snowdonia. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Sunday:

Rain should soon clear to leave clearer, fresher conditions, but with some blustery showers likely, especially into the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Scattered heavy and squally showers on Monday and Tuesday. Largely dry with some bright spells on Wednesday. Feeling chilly.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine today, but turning wet and windy later.

Today:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeastern parts of England clearing this afternoon Showers in the far northwest. Otherwise a drier spell with some sunshine, before rain and strong winds spread into western areas this afternoon.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather in the west, with gales in exposure, will spread across most parts overnight, though perhaps not reaching the far southeast of England by dawn.

Sunday:

Cloud and patchy rain will linger across the far southeast. Otherwise breezy with sunny spells and blustery showers, heavier and most frequent in the north and west. Feeling cooler.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers Monday and Tuesday, showers locally heavy and frequent. Becoming drier and quieter during Wednesday. Turning progressively colder with overnight frosts in the north.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Saturday 15 Nov 2014:

A mainly dry and cold start on Thursday and a frost likely, especially in the north. Some localised mist and fog patches are also likely and will be slow to clear in the east. Cloud and rain, locally heavy, is expected to erratically move eastwards through the day with brisk winds likely for many parts. The cloud and rain will continue to edge eastwards, clearing eastern parts through Friday. Thereafter, the unsettled and windy weather from the west looks to continue, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Nov 2014 to Sunday 30 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 01 Nov 2014

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Sat 1400

Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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

A close proximity to the sea has a moderating influence on temperatures in Cardiff and during winter they can be among the highest in the UK. The minimum average daytime temperature is 2.1 °C. This is for the month of February, when UK minimums are around 0.7 °C. Rainfall is much higher in December and January than February.

Temperatures start to become fairly pleasant from April and in spring the chance of an air frost is much less in Cardiff than other locations in the UK. March sees a few more days of rainfall greater than 1 mm than February but this number falls as we head into April. Spring is the driest season in Cardiff, with rainfall accumulation around 230 mm. There is a notable jump in sunshine hours from March to April; both more than the UK average.

Cardiff's hottest temperatures are usually seen in July, with daytime maxima for this month at 21.7 °C - although August is very close at 21.5 °C. July also has the highest average sunshine hours of any month. Rainfall is around the same as the UK average during summer in Cardiff and august often receives the most. In Cardiff thunder occurs on an average of 11 days a year, compared with 15 to 20 days at many places in England.

September and even October cling on to mild temperatures in Cardiff with the average high in the former approaching 19 °C. Sunshine hours are still quite high in early autumn but in October rainfall does start to significantly increase. Overall autumn is the wettest time in Cardiff, with more 'rain days' than any other season and a higher rainfall accumulation.

All climate data based on Bute Park, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 30 October 2014