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Monday   (26 September 2016)
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Issued at: 2200 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Outbreaks of rain tonight and Tuesday morning, brightening up later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy this evening and tonight with outbreaks of rain. Much of this should be light although, some heavier bursts are possible. Later in the night it will become misty with fog forming over high ground and across some coasts. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Tuesday:

Cloudy with outbreaks rain and fog on high ground and some coasts. Later in the afternoon it will be dry and brighter with some sunshine, feeling warmer than today. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloudy and breezy on Wednesday with outbreaks of mainly light rain. Rain during Thursday morning but becoming dry and brighter during the afternoon. Sunshine and showers on Friday, feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1420 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain tonight, gradually brightening up on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and tonight will be cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain. Much of the rain should be light, but some heavier bursts are possible. Fog is likely to affect western coasts and hills later.

Tuesday:

Rain at first, but becoming brighter with a few showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland during the morning. Wales and England brightening up from the west after midday, feeling warmer.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy across the north on Wednesday, breezy further south with rain in the west. Rain in the south on Thursday, otherwise sunshine and blustery showers , feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1416 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Oct 2016 to Monday 10 Oct 2016:

The weekend will be breezy, with a risk of gales at times in the north and west. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, which will be most persistent in northern and western parts, with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Changeable conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the period with mainly west or southwesterly winds dominating. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some brighter periods. The most persistent rain occurring in the northwest, where there is also the risk of occasional gales. Some good brighter spells are possible in the southeast. Temperatures a little below average at first, but then rising to near or above average in the south, and perhaps also at times further north.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 25 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of mainly west or southwesterly winds. This will bring changeable weather with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some dry and bright periods. The north and west is likely to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, with also strong winds or gales at times. The south and east is likely to see the best of the dry and bright conditions, with the possibility of some more prolonged settled spells. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Swansea – Heavy rain 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 – Light shower night 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Overcast 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Pembroke – Light rain 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Plymouth – Light rain 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Camborne – Drizzle 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