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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Very windy with gales in places and squally wintry showers.

Today:

Gales continuing at first, but winds gradually easing. Sunshine and blustery showers, heavy at times and becoming increasingly wintry. However, a spell of heavy, squally rain moves eastwards this afternoon, with snow possible on the northern edge and over hills. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy with further blustery showers. These becoming increasingly wintry even to lower levels, bringing an ice risk. Some snow accumulations are likely over higher ground. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Monday:

Windy with possible gales in exposure. Sunny spells and further wintry showers, heavy at times with a local thunder risk. Further snow accumulations over hills, possibly to lower levels too. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Windy with further wintry showers and snow accumulations on hills on Tuesday. Brighter and less windy on Wednesday. Milder conditions with some rain spreading south-eastwards through Thursday.

Updated at: 0239 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales for many and squally wintry showers.

Today:

Gales at first, severe in the northeast, but winds easing through the day. Sunshine and blustery showers, heaviest and increasingly wintry in northwest. A spell of heavy, squally rain moving across southern/central parts later with snow possible on northern edge.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy for all, with further blustery showers in the north and west. Showers becoming increasingly wintry with snow over hills and even to lower levels, bringing an ice risk.

Monday:

Windy with possible local gales. Sunny spells and wintry showers, heaviest and most frequent in the north and west with a local thunder risk. Significant snow accumulations over northern hills.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Cold and windy with further wintry showers on Tuesday. Turning drier with lighter winds from the west on Wednesday. Milder conditions with some rain spreading south-eastwards through Thursday.

Updated at: 0233 on Sun 01 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 Mar 2015 to Saturday 14 Mar 2015:

It should be cold and bright at first on Thursday, then whilst it will likely stay dry and sunny across southern and eastern parts; cloud, rain and strong winds should move into the far northwest. This will slowly sink southeast,later on Thursday and through Friday. It should then become drier and less windy, although further rain is possible in the northwest later on Friday. More changeable conditions with variable cloud and occasional outbreaks of rain or drizzle likely follow over the weekend. Drier conditions look to become more prevalent in the following week with temperatures close to, or slightly above average by day, but with some cold nights in contrast. There could be some cloudier interludes with rain at times, mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 Mar 2015 to Sunday 29 Mar 2015:

In the second half of March it looks probable that there will be higher than average pressure across the whole UK at first, but that this effect would weaken and become more focussed over and to the south of the UK by the end of the period. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there would be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather is fairly small. Temperatures will most likely to be close to average, perhaps slightly below average in the southwest, perhaps bringing some cold nights with the risk of overnight frosts, and maybe with some overnight mist or fog.

Updated at: 1211 on Sat 28 Feb 2015

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