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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Cloud and rain slowly clears south. Clearer, fresher conditions follow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers and bright spells this evening. Cloud will thicken from the west during the night with patchy light rain or drizzle in places, most likely over western hills and coasts. More persistent rain in the north by dawn. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.

Friday:

Cloud and rain will slowly clear south through the day, breaking up into showers by the afternoon. Fresher and drier conditions spread into the north, with plenty of sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers is likely throughout. It will gradually turn fresher with nights becoming cooler, but will still feel pleasant in any prolonged sunny spells.

Updated at: 1313 on Thu 28 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cooler in the north. Cloud and rain across central parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and rain over Northern England and Southern Scotland will slowly ease and move southwards. To the north; cooler, clearer conditions with some showers in the far north. To the south; milder, cloudier, but also some showers in the west.

Friday:

Cloud and rain over central areas moves south through the day, breaking up into showers by the afternoon. Clearer, fresher conditions in the north, with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

A mixture of sunshine and scattered showers throughout, showers most frequent across the north. Feeling fresher on the whole, but still pleasant in the sunshine, especially in the south.

Updated at: 1313 on Thu 28 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Aug 2016 to Thursday 11 Aug 2016:

After a chilly start in places on Tuesday, many will see a dry morning with bright or sunny spells, though there will also be a few showers around. By the end of the day rain will spread in from the west marking a return to more changeable conditions. There will likely be a mixture of further spells of rain spreading east, interspersed by drier and brighter periods through until mid August. Northwestern parts are most likely to see the heaviest rain and strongest winds, whereas the southeast is favoured for seeing the best of the drier and brighter weather. Temperatures at first are expected to be slightly below average, but as we move into the more changeable conditions, temperatures will generally average out around normal for the time of year.

Updated at: 1226 on Thu 28 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Aug 2016 to Friday 26 Aug 2016:

The generally changeable conditions across much of the UK are likely to continue through the middle part of August. Further spells of rain are expected to push in from the west, interspersed with drier, brighter and warmer periods, but also with some showers. 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 warmer weather in the more settled periods, but also some cooler days in any wind and rain.

Updated at: 1226 on Thu 28 Jul 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Reading Reading – Heavy shower day 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 – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Sunny intervals 53.1393 -4.2727
Camborne Camborne – Sunny intervals 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