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  • Sun Sunday 29th
    11°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 5°C
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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 7°C
    Light rain
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:39 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (30 March 2015)
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Warnings for Cardiff
No warnings for Monday
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:41 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Thursday (02 April 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 0300 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Windy with rain clearing to showers and some sunny spells.

Today:

Wet and windy at first with rain heavy at times. The rain then clearing eastwards into the afternoon allowing brighter conditions to then develop. A few showers are likely through the afternoon with some localised thunder possible and remaining windy. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Fairly cold and breezy with variable amounts of cloud and clear spells for most. Some isolated showers are likely, mainly in the north, possibly turning wintry over hills. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Monday:

A bright and mainly dry start with rain then arriving from the west through the morning, locally heavy. Rain gradually clearing south-eastwards to brighter intervals late afternoon, with gales developing. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Any remaining early rain clearing to blustery showers with sunny intervals on Tuesday. Brighter with fewer showers on Wednesday, and becoming less windy. Turning wet and windy on Thursday.

Updated at: 0448 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain clearing to showers, wintry in the north.

Today:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the south clearing eastwards across England, though showery conditions following with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north, turning increasingly wintry across Scotland with snow likely over hills.

Tonight:

Generally windy, cold with clear spells for many. Showers continuing in the north, wintry across Scotland, possibly even to low levels. Cloudier, milder with outbreaks of rain in the southwest.

Monday:

Windy with local gales. A cold, bright start with rain then arriving from the west during the afternoon, locally heavy. Becoming drier later with blustery showers in the far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy with sunshine and showers, most frequent, wintry, locally thundery with widespread gales in the northwest Tuesday. Winds and showers easing through Wednesday. Cloudier with outbreaks of rain Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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