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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Cloudy overnight, though remaining mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any patchy drizzle will ease through the evening, with the rest of the night remaining mostly dry but rather cloudy, with hill fog. However, the odd shower may develop across the far east later. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

Early cloud will lift and break through the morning to allow sunny spells for most. It will feel very mild, with light winds. Fog forming readily overnight under clear skies. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder day Sunday with some overnight fog, perhaps slow to clear in places. Cloudy on Monday with rain through the evening, clearing to brighter, colder conditions on Tuesday.

Updated at: 1416 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Most places dry tonight with large amounts of cloud.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be largely cloudy for many central and northern parts of the UK, with outbreaks of light rain continuing in the northeast. Some clearer spells are likely across the south, although there may also be a few showers.

Saturday:

It will become increasingly sunny and mild across many southern parts, with the mildest conditions in the southwest. Remaining generally cloudy in the north with further patchy rain.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A colder day for many on Sunday with fog patches in the south lingering for some. Rain moving southeast on Monday, clearing Tuesday morning, leaving colder, brighter conditions. Becoming windier.

Updated at: 1414 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Dec 2014 to Friday 12 Dec 2014:

After a frosty start on Wednesday, it will be a dry but rather chilly day in the south, with sunny spells. It will tend to be cloudier and windier across the north with outbreaks of rain possible in the west. Through the rest of the week, pressure will continue to build from the west, bringing largely settled weather with variable cloud and sunny spells with the risk of frost and fog patches forming by night. However, northwestern parts will tend to be windier with occasional rain and hill snow. Temperatures are likely to be below average, especially where fog lingers and perhaps in the north over the weekend. Into the week after next, there is an increasing likelihood of more unsettled conditions spreading back to all areas.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Dec 2014 to Saturday 27 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 1414 on Fri 28 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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