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  • Thu Thursday
    28°C 18°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    27°C 18°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 17°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    22°C 14°C
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  • Mon Monday
    22°C 15°C
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Thursday
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 21:13 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: New 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Mostly fine, dry and very warm.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any fair weather cloud will soon clear to leave a fine evening with plenty of late, warm sunshine for all of Wales. It will remain dry overnight, with mostly clear skies, but localised valley mist patches are possible later. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Another fine and dry day is expected throughout the country with just a little cloud developing in places during the afternoon. It will feel very warm once again. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly dry and very warm on Saturday, although turning cloudier with possible scattered showers later. Showery rain at times on Sunday and feeling less warm. Some showers on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Misty along some eastern coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any heavy, thundery showers, mainly in the far southwest will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will encroach inland from northeastern coasts to central areas.

Friday:

A generally fine, warm and dry day for most areas, but isolated heavy showers are possible, mainly in the southeast. Low cloud will again affect northeastern parts, persisting along coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 29 Jul 2014 to Thursday 7 Aug 2014:

The largely fine and dry weather is expected to continue across most parts of the UK initially, although in the north an area of weakening and fragmenting rain is expected to move slowly southeastwards through Tuesday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern and southwestern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further towards the south.

UK Outlook for Friday 8 Aug 2014 to Friday 22 Aug 2014:

The generally unsettled conditions look set to continue through the start of this period with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain in the north, while the best of the drier, brighter spells will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but returning to near normal later. A return to more settled conditions in the south is looking likely towards the end of the period.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Thu 2300

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Cardiff Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Clear night 51.0777 -4.0571
Exeter Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Clear night 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Clear night 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Clear night 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.2122 -5.2937

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.