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Friday   (29 April 2016)
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Issued at: 2100 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Unsettled and feeling cold, with scattered showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers tending to ease through this evening, though one or two lingering near the coast. Clearer spells then developing for many and with winds easing some patchy mist or fog may form. A cold night with widespread frost. Minimum Temperature 0 °C.

Saturday:

A cold but sunny and dry start to the day. Isolated showers breaking out by afternoon, perhaps locally heavy with hail and thunder. Feeling pleasant in any sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain along with stronger winds spreading in from the northwest on Sunday, then gradually turning drier on Monday. Sunshine and blustery showers on Tuesday. Becoming less cold.

Updated at: 1329 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy and cold, with sunshine and showers, sometimes wintry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers easing for most this evening, though some lingering across northwestern parts. Clearer spells then developing for many and winds easing leading to a cold night with a widespread frost.

Saturday:

A frosty start followed by a bright day with sunny spells. Showers then breaking out, some heavy with hail and thunder. Warmer than of late.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain along with stronger winds spreading in from the northwest on Sunday, clearing to some sunshine and blustery showers on Monday and Tuesday, wintry over northern hills. Becoming less cold.

Updated at: 1329 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 4 May 2016 to Friday 13 May 2016:

A north-south split is expected on Wednesday and Thursday, with strong winds, showers and longer spells of rain in the north and drier and sunnier conditions in the south. These conditions are likely to continue into the weekend with spells of rain and brief drier, brighter interludes in the northwest. Southern and eastern parts seeing the best of the settled conditions, but still a risk of seeing showery, thundery conditions spreading in at times. Some uncertainty into the following week, though similar conditions likely to continue. Temperatures close to average for most, perhaps a little below at first still in the north and warmest in the south and southeast so feeling warmer than of late.

Updated at: 1249 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

UK Outlook for Saturday 14 May 2016 to Saturday 28 May 2016:

Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for unsettled weather across western and northwestern parts to continue, with showers or longer spells of rain but also some bright or sunny spells too. Although the best of any drier and brighter weather should be across southern and southeastern parts, there still remains a risk of rain or showers at times. Temperatures are likely to stay near average, but it will feel warm on the sunnier days, especially in the south.

Updated at: 1250 on Fri 29 Apr 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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

Location Details

Cardiff

Location: 51.4812, -3.1778

Altitude: 11.0 m 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