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    18°C 15°C
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  • Mon Monday
    20°C 12°C
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    20°C 14°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 15°C
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    21°C 15°C
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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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 4 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Mostly fine today but cloud and rain arriving overnight.

Today:

The odd light shower here and there cannot be ruled out, but for most it is going to be a fine day with light winds and sunny spells, making it feel quite warm at times. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

After a fine evening for many, a band of rain is set to spread in from the northwest overnight, bringing low cloud and hill fog. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Monday:

A dull and misty start with hill fog and outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Drier and brighter conditions should spread in from the northwest through the day. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Whilst it should stay generally dry, it may be often rather cloudy. Temperatures are going to climb though, which means it will feel warm in any bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine, before cloud and rain arrives from the northwest.

Today:

A mostly fine day for many with light winds and sunny spells which will make it feel quite warm at times. Cloud and rain will spread into the northwest later, bringing freshening winds.

Tonight:

Occasional rain and drizzle with extensive low cloud and hill fog will continue to spread south and east to most parts. Clearer and drier conditions will follow into the northwest.

Monday:

Dull across much of England and Wales with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The brighter conditions in the northwest should continue to slowly spread southeastwards, probably not reaching the southeast.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

There should be plenty of dry weather; however it is likely to be often rather cloudy. Temperatures should climb slightly making it feel warm in any bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Saturday 13 Sep 2014:

Dry for many Thursday and Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the south of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Sep 2014 to Sunday 28 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: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

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Cardiff Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Clear 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 Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Clear night 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Light shower night 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Cloudy 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.