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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Showers easing, then dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers will ease this evening, to leave a dry night with plenty of clear spells. Cloud thickening from the west through the early hours but staying dry. Minimum Temperature 11°C.

Monday:

A mainly fine start, with just a few showers possible. Rain reaching western parts later in the morning, spreading across most parts during the afternoon, but drier in the northeast. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled on Tuesday and Wednesday, with showers, or perhaps some longer spells of rain. Thursday generally drier, and tending to become brighter through the day, but fresher than of late.

Updated at: 1738 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry overnight, wet and windy in the west Monday

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers in the north and east slowly dying out. Elsewhere it will be dry, with plenty of clear spells for much of the night. Cloud and then patchy rain pushing into the far southwest by dawn.

Monday:

Turning wet and breezy from the southwest, with some heavy rain developing in places. Southeast and east England and north and east Scotland will be mostly dry with some sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday and Wednesday will be unsettled and cooler than of late, with sunshine and showers, the showers heavy in places. Mostly fine on Thursday. Rain feeding into the northwest later.

Updated at: 1844 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Jul 2015 to Sunday 19 Jul 2015:

Fine, dry and warm across many parts of the UK on Friday, although occasional rain will affect the far northwest. The fine, dry and warm weather could hang on in the far southeast of the country until the end of next weekend, but otherwise turning more unsettled with rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, spreading slowly and erratically east. This then heralds a change to a more unsettled interlude next week, with bands of rain and showers affecting most parts at times. However, the heaviest and more frequent spells of rain will tend to be in the northwest, with southern and eastern parts of the UK still having some spells of dry, bright and warm weather.

UK Outlook for Monday 20 Jul 2015 to Monday 3 Aug 2015:

For the rest of July and into the early part of August the pattern of warm, dry spells interspersed with relatively short-lived more unsettled spells of weather, which has dominated so far this summer, is most likely to continue. Frequent spells of rain and showers are most probable in the north and west, with a good deal of fine, dry weather likely further south and east. Overall temperatures are likely to be on the warm side of average and there could be occasional spells of hot weather, especially in the south and east. Generally probably drier than average for many parts of the UK, but there is still a risk of some heavy showers or thunderstorms, especially in the warmer spells of weather.

Updated at: 1240 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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