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  • Mon Monday
    20°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 14°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 16°C
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  • Fri Friday
    21°C 15°C
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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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Sunrise: 06:31 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Dull and murky to start but turning brighter.

Today:

A dull and murky start with low cloud, hill fog and patchy rain and drizzle. Drier and much brighter conditions should spread in from the northwest, although there may still be the odd shower over high ground. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

There will be some sunshine this evening. Light winds and largely clear skies overnight mean some patchy fog may 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. It will turn cloudier through the afternoon but should stay mainly dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with some patchy light rain or drizzle possible. There will be some bright or sunny spells making it feel warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning brighter with murky conditions becoming confined to the southeast.

Today:

Dull start for England and Wales with occasional rain and drizzle. Brighter conditions spreading from the northwest, though some southeastern parts remaining murky with perhaps the odd sharp shower. Turning breezier in the far northwest with a few showers.

Tonight:

Chance of further drizzle, low cloud and increasing amounts of hill fog in southeastern areas, otherwise fine with fog patches in prone rural spots. Chilly in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Largely dry and warm with some sunshine once any overnight mist and fog patches clear. Probably cloudy for some southeastern parts, with the odd shower possible.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining generally fine but with large amounts of cloud at times. Occasional bright or sunny spells making it feel locally very warm, but also some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Sunday 14 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once any localised early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the southwest 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 an increasing risk of rain or showers over southern areas. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with variable amounts of cloud with bright or sunny spells, but also showers or rain at times, particularly over central and eastern parts. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Sep 2014 to Monday 29 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 Mon 01 Sep 2014

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Cardiff Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Light rain 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Exeter Light shower night 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Light shower night 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Overcast 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Cloudy 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 Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Heavy rain 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Cloudy 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.