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  • Fri Friday
    20°C 16°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 14°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 15°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    21°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
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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: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Showers easing. Further persistent and occasionally heavy rain spreading north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers and drier intervals will continue for a time during this evening before easing. However further outbreaks of rain, turning persistent and heavy in places, will then spread across Wales during the early hours. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Rain will continue in places, heavy at times and persisting into the evening. Feeling cooler than recently for most, with winds strengthening through the afternoon. Risk of gales on coast. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Any lingering rain on Sunday will gradually fade and clear away northwards, whilst the strong breeze will also ease. Sunny spells and scattered showers then follow on Monday and Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy rain spreading into western parts overnight. Drier in east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Friday's showers across northern parts will ease. However further rain, turning heavy and persistent in places, will spread northeastwards into Wales and western England during the early hours, reaching northern England around dawn. Mostly dry elsewhere, but with isolated showers.

Saturday:

Heavy and persistent rain continues northwards into Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland. Turning windy along some exposed coasts. Drier in the south, although with a risk of heavy showers.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday's heavy rain in the north will gradually clear. Drier and brighter in the south, with variable cloud and warm sunny intervals. Further showers and sunny spells Monday and Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Friday 15 Aug 2014:

A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers are likely during Wednesday and Thursday, although southern and eastern parts are likely to see more frequent drier intervals and sunny spells. It then remains unsettled Friday and into the weekend, especially in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. A gradual trend to more settled conditions across the south is then signalled by the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter weather, but likely to stay unsettled across the northwest. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate, but locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Saturday 16 Aug 2014 to Saturday 30 Aug 2014:

Current signals are for westerly type conditions to dominate during this period. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However these spells will then be interspersed with more changeable conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. These conditions are most likely across northern and western parts, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine spells. There is also a trend for temperatures to be around or above average, and perhaps turning very warm at times during the more settled spells, particularly in the south and east.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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