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    18°C 11°C
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Issued at: 0000 on Fri 19 Sep 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

Some showers developing, possibly heavy and thundery in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Some showers should push in from the south tonight, and these could by heavy and thundery. It will again turn rather cloudy from the east, with western parts holding onto some clear spells. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

A rather cloudy start, with the best of the brightness in the west. There will be further showers, these heavy and thundery at times, particularly in the south and west. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Any early low cloud and mist lifting to leave some warm sunny spells on Saturday, but a risk of scattered thundery showers too. Mainly fine on Sunday and Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning murky again in the east. Southern showers becoming widespread.

This Evening and Tonight:

The thundery showers in the southwest will become more widespread across the south. Similar to previous nights, fog and low cloud is set to develop widely across eastern and central areas. A mild night for many.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across the south, and some rain for northwest Scotland. Misty start elsewhere, staying rather cloudy but dry with the best of the brightness in the west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 to Thursday 2 Oct 2014:

At first it should be dry for most with some good sunny spells. Northwestern areas though are likely to be cloudier with some rain or drizzle. It will also be breezy here with the risk of gales in the far northwest. As we go through the week the more unsettled conditions look set to spread across many northern and western parts, with some heavy spells of rain. Southern, and southeastern areas in particularly, are probably going to hold onto the drier and brighter weather with some sunny periods, and perhaps a few showers. Temperatures will be around normal, if not warm in the south and east. The setup looks to remain similar heading into the following week; unsettled in the north and west, some rain in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Oct 2014 to Friday 17 Oct 2014:

The UK is likely to see changeable conditions through this period, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions are expected to be most prolonged across the south and east. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average with some warm sunshine. However it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more in the way of outbreaks of rain. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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