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Issued at: 2100 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Outbreaks of rain for much of the night.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, accompanied by hill fog, are expected for much of the night, with some heavy bursts possible. Some brief drier interludes are also expected, particularly through this evening. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Wednesday:

Rain will gradually ease with skies brightening on Wednesday morning, but isolated heavy and thundery showers are possible in the far east during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery rain on Thursday, perhaps heavy and thundery. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday, with a generally fresher feel.

Updated at: 1354 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain moving southeast to affect many parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain or showers across many western and northern parts will move southeast, with clearer conditions following to northern areas. Some of the rain will be heavy, particularly across western parts, and accompanied by hill fog.

Wednesday:

Rain gradually easing in the south with skies brightening, but isolated heavy and thundery showers are possible in the afternoon. Rain will affect northwest Scotland. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showery rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, affecting most away from northern Scotland on Thursday. Sunny spells and showers on Friday and Saturday, most frequent in the north. Generally feeling fresh.

Updated at: 1352 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Jul 2016 to Tuesday 9 Aug 2016:

A good deal of bright weather is likely at first, but with showers affecting western and northwestern parts, while southeastern areas remain generally dry. Temperatures will be near or slightly below average, with some chilly nights, especially in the north. From Tuesday it is expected to turn more unsettled generally, with a mixture of brighter but showery spells interspersed by cloudier conditions with outbreaks of rain. Northwestern parts will see the heaviest rain and strongest winds, whereas the southeast will get the best of the dry and bright weather. Temperatures generally around average, but sometimes cooler in the northwest. The weather may turn more settled for the first weekend in August, with temperatures trending upwards, but how long this lasts, if it occurs at all, is very uncertain.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Aug 2016 to Wednesday 24 Aug 2016:

After perhaps a brief settled and warmer spell at first, the weather will most probably return to a changeable regime. Outbreaks of rain, along with sunshine and showers are likely to affect the country at times, but there is also expected to be some warmer and settled periods. Northern and northwestern parts will generally see the wettest weather, with the south and southeast seeing the most lengthy dry and fine spells. Temperatures will probably average out around normal, with some warmer and cooler days likely.

Updated at: 1207 on Tue 26 Jul 2016

Weather map

Tue 2300

Weather forecast map for Cardiff

Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Swansea – Drizzle 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Swindon – Light shower night 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Overcast 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Plymouth – Light shower night 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Light shower night 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Heavy shower night 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Camborne – Light shower night 50.2122 -5.2937

Location Details

Cardiff

Location: 51.4812, -3.1778

Altitude: 11.0 m 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