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  • Fri Friday
    27°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 17°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    21°C 15°C
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  • Mon Monday
    22°C 15°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    23°C 15°C
    Sunny day
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

A few heavy showers. Sunny spells on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

There could be an isolated, heavy, thundery shower across the south this evening, but dry elsewhere. Any showers will ease to leave a dry, clear night. Winds will stay light with the possibility of patchy rural mist by dawn. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Saturday:

Plenty of dry, fine weather, but turning cloudier through the afternoon with the risk of isolated heavy showers. Remaining warm, but feeling cooler than recently along the west coast. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler and cloudier on Sunday with showery outbreaks of rain at times and a freshening breeze. Sunshine and showers on Monday, drier by Tuesday with variable cloud and sunny spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Heavy, thundery showers in south easing. Many places dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy, thundery showers across southern England easing this evening. Overnight, many parts dry, but cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud, mist and hill fog will also return across central and eastern parts.

Saturday:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd heavy shower is likely elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler, cloudier and breezier Sunday with showery rain spreading southeastwards. Sunshine and showers Monday, a risk of thunder in the south. Tuesday, rain in the northwest, dry and bright elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

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.