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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Cloud and rain today. Dry tomorrow.

Today:

This morning will start dry, with some sunshine in the east. However, it will soon cloud over. Rain and drizzle will arrive in Pembroke and the west in the morning and spread across the rest of the country by afternoon. Maximum Temperature 17 °C.

Tonight:

The rain will soon clear leaving a mostly dry, mild night. The cloud will tend to disperse in the early hours and there will be some clear periods around dawn. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Monday:

Tomorrow will be dry for most with patchy cloud and some sunny spells, but also a fresher breeze and one or two showers in the north. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will all be rather wet and windy at times, though there will also be some drier spells.

Updated at: 0415 on Sun 26 Jun 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and sunny at first. Rain moving across the country.

Today:

This morning will be mostly dry with some sunshine, though there will be a few showers in East Anglia and Lincolnshire. A band of cloud and then rain will spread from west to east. Southeast England should stay dry.

Tonight:

Rain will spread into the south-east. Elsewhere, rain will give way to clearer conditions, with a few showers in the north and west.

Monday:

Northern parts will have sunny spells, showers and stronger winds. Early cloud and rain in the south and east will clear, bringing brighter drier conditions with sunny spells.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will all be rather wet and windy at times, though there will also be some drier spells, particularly in the east.

Updated at: 0415 on Sun 26 Jun 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Jun 2016 to Saturday 9 Jul 2016:

There continues to be a signal for changeable and often unsettled weather across most parts of the country through this period. Bands of rain will push eastwards to affect most parts, these interspersed with drier and brighter periods, but also some showers. Showers could be heavy at times with a risk of thunder. The wettest weather is likely in the north and west where it will occasionally be windy too, whilst the south and east will see the best of any drier spells along with generally lighter winds. Temperatures on the whole are expected to be near average for the time of year, but feeling cool in any wetter and winder spells. Conversely, it will feel warm in any drier and sunnier periods, especially in the south and east.

Updated at: 1212 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 10 Jul 2016 to Sunday 24 Jul 2016:

The changeable weather pattern is likely to persist at first with rain or showers across many areas, particularly the north and west, and temperatures near average. Around the middle of July a more settled spell of weather could develop, potentially bringing longer dry periods to much of the country. With this change there would most likely be more in the way of sunshine with some locally warm temperatures and lighter winds. There is also the possibility of more humid continental air moving up across the southeast at times, bringing a risk of some thundery showers here.

Updated at: 1212 on Sat 25 Jun 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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