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  • Tue Tuesday
    24°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 16°C
    Light shower day
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Mainly fine and dry on Wednesday with warm sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any isolated showers should clear this evening to leave a largely fine and dry night with clear spells and light winds. The odd mist patch is possible by dawn. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

A mainly fine and dry day once again with bright or sunny spells. Still feeling warm in the sunshine with fairly light winds. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Sunny spells and a few showers on Thursday. Becoming increasingly unsettled from Friday with scattered showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder. Still feeling warm in any sunnier spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with showers in northwest. Otherwise largely fine and dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. A band of fragmenting cloud will gradually clear southeastwards to leave a largely fine and dry night elsewhere with some clear spells.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with bright or sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the south and east. Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, some heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Hereford Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Pembroke Sunny intervals 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Sunny intervals 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Overcast 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Overcast 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Sunny intervals 50.2122 -5.2937
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388

Location Details

Cardiff

Location: 51.4812, -3.1778

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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.