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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Mostly fine with plenty of warm sunshine.

Today:

It will be a dry and fine day across the country with plenty of warm sunshine and light winds. A few isolated showers may develop during the afternoon, particularly over higher ground. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Tonight:

Any isolated showers will ease through the evening to give a dry night with lengthy clear spells. A few mist patches may develop in places. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Monday:

Monday will see another fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and mainly light winds. It will continue to feel warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Becoming generally more unsettled during this period with outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Perhaps becoming drier later on Thursday but warm.

Updated at: 0113 on Sun 29 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some warm sunshine. Heavy showers in the west.

Today:

Many will have a dry day with warm sunshine, although some eastern coasts will be cooler and cloudier at times. Scattered heavy and locally thundery showers will affect northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cloudier and breezier in the southeast later.

Tonight:

Heavy showers in the west and northwest will ease to leave a dry night with clear spells. However, further east low cloud will gradually spread westwards overnight.

Monday:

Monday looks to be mostly fine in the west with some warm sunshine. Further east it will be cloudier and windier with rain developing across east and south-east England later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Generally more unsettled through Tuesday and Wednesday, although still with some drier, brighter and warmer spells. Perhaps more sunshine likely on Thursday but remaining cloudier and damper in the east.

Updated at: 0109 on Sun 29 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Jun 2016 to Saturday 11 Jun 2016:

Cloud and rain, locally heavy, especially over northeastern England and southern Scotland possible through Thursday and Friday. Sunshine and showers are likely further south, with western Scotland and Northern Ireland seeing rain later. As we move through next weekend, many places could see dry spells, although further thundery showers are possible, especially in the south. Northern parts should have the driest, brightest weather, with some prolonged sunny spells. Eastern areas probably feeling cooler with plenty of cloud and a brisk easterly breeze. Towards the end of the period some rain or showers are possible across most parts, with the east seeing the driest weather. Temperatures probably coolest along northeastern coasts at first, with warmer conditions elsewhere. Later in the period warmer conditions are likely to reach all areas.

Updated at: 1311 on Sat 28 May 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Jun 2016 to Sunday 26 Jun 2016:

Starting mainly dry in the east and northeast at first, but most areas seeing some rain or showers at times. Towards mid-June there is a signal for more unsettled weather to develop, with northwestern areas seeing wetter and windier weather, while warmer conditions are favoured in the south and east.

Updated at: 1251 on Sat 28 May 2016

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