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  • Mon Monday
    21°C 12°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday
    21°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    21°C 16°C
    Cloudy
Monday
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:27 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 19:55 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:31 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2100 on Mon 01 Sep 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

Dry and chilly tonight. Fine on Tuesday, with sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine evening with some sunshine, and remaining dry overnight. Light winds and clear spells overnight mean it may turn a little chilly, allowing some patchy fog to form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. Perhaps turning a little cloudier through the afternoon but should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle, most likely on Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells in the west Tuesday, cloudier in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mainly cloudy across eastern and perhaps central England with increasing amounts of hill fog and patchy drizzle. Elsewhere, with light winds and clear spells, a few fog patches are likely to develop. Chilly in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Early fog patches clearing, then northern and western areas mainly dry with warm sunny spells. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd shower possible.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Weather Map

Mon 2100

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