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Saturday   (30 July 2016)
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Issued at: 2200 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Sunny spells with a few showers on Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Sunny spells during the evening with isolated showers easing away, although it will cool off quite quickly. Overnight it will be dry with clear spells and light winds. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Sunday:

Bright with sunny spells, although some places may see the odd shower during the afternoon. Turning a little breezy in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

An unsettled spell with outbreaks of rain or showers throughout. Rain may turn persistent and heavy at times, particularly during Monday. Breezy at times.

Updated at: 1535 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells and scattered showers for most Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Early evening showers will generally ease leaving a mostly dry, cool night with clear spells. Showery rain is likely to continue in northern Scotland. There may also be a spell of rain in the southeast towards dawn.

Sunday:

Bright and sunny spells for most. Showers will continue in the north with some rain in the southeast at first. The chance of the odd shower elsewhere during the afternoon.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Chilly but bright at first, and mainly dry. Rain moving into S areas later Monday however, continuing northeast through Tuesday and turning cloudier, breezier and more humid. Remaining unsettled Wednesday.

Updated at: 1535 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Aug 2016 to Saturday 13 Aug 2016:

An area of rain in the southeast should clear away to the east on Thursday to leave generally brighter, breezy and showery conditions across all areas through Friday and into the weekend. Through the rest of the period indications are that changeable conditions will prevail. This means that there will be intervals of dry, sunny weather interspersed with periods of rain or showers and strong winds. Northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain and perhaps unseasonably strong winds at times whereas the southeast should experience the best of the drier, brighter weather. Some large swings in temperature are likely, although overall it should average out at close to or slightly below normal for the time of year.

Updated at: 1437 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Aug 2016 to Sunday 28 Aug 2016:

The generally changeable conditions across the British Isles are likely to continue through mid to late August. Further spells of rain are expected to push in from the west, interspersed with drier, brighter and warmer periods, but also with some showers at times. Northern and northwestern parts should have the wettest weather, with the south and southeast seeing the lengthiest dry and fine spells. Some large swings in temperature remain likely, although overall it should continue to average out at close to or slightly below normal for August.

Updated at: 1343 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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