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    9°C 7°C
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    10°C 8°C
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Issued at: 1300 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Some early brightness, but turning wet and very windy later.

Today:

A bright start, especially for eastern Wales, before cloud thickens from the west. Rain and strong winds will then spread eastwards by the afternoon, turning heavy and persistent across the hills. Gales, severe along the coast, likely by dusk. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Very windy, with gales, locally severe. Evening rain will soon clear east, with clearer spells and scattered blustery showers following, these possibly wintry across northern hills. Feeling cold. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Tuesday:

Staying windy, with gales likely throughout. There will be sunny spells and scattered showers, perhaps with hail, and turning wintry across northern hills. Remaining cold, especially in the brisk winds. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing Wednesday, but remaining strong with sunshine and scattered showers. Early brightness possible Thursday, before rain spreads gradually east. Rather cloudy, with outbreaks of rain Friday.

Updated at: 0433 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning very windy with rain spreading east later.

Today:

A bright start for many, although wintry showers will continue across the far north with sunny spells too. Cloud, rain and strong winds will then spread eastwards through the afternoon, with gales developing around coasts, locally severe in the west.

Tonight:

Very windy overnight, especially England and Wales, with gales, locally severe. Rain clearing eastwards by the midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. These turning wintry across northern hills.

Tuesday:

Another windy day, with gales likely throughout. There will be sunny spells and scattered blustery showers, wintry in the north. The best of the sunshine in the south and east.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing Wednesday, but remaining strong with sunshine and showers, wintry in the north. Early brightness possible Thursday, before rain spreads gradually east. Rather cloudy, with outbreaks of rain Friday.

Updated at: 0430 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Apr 2015 to Monday 13 Apr 2015:

Probably a fair amount of cloud around Saturday and Sunday. Also most likely a good deal of dry weather, though some southern and western parts may see some early rain Saturday and some eastern parts may catch isolated showers this weekend. Winds will be mainly light, and daytime temperatures most likely near or just below average. Into Easter Monday, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely to affect northwestern parts, whilst other areas remain largely dry and bright. The unsettled conditions then look likely to spread further across the UK by mid-week, many parts breezier then too. Thereafter, northwestern areas are likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather, with the best of the drier and brighter conditions to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 28 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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

Location Details

Cardiff

Location: 51.4812, -3.1778

Altitude: 11m 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