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Issued at: 0900 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Rain easing but staying cloudy.

Today:

Any rain in the east will soon clear this morning. It will then be a largely cloudy but dry day, and it will be mild for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Tonight will be largely dry and cloudy, with hill fog likely. It will stay frost free for many areas though. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

Tuesday:

Tomorrow will be cooler than today, with cloudy skies and outbreaks of light rain and drizzle. It will be drier into the afternoon and evening though. Maximum Temperature 7 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

It'll stay mostly cloudy, damp and mild over the next few days. There will be some bright spells at times too though.

Updated at: 0142 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy with some rain and drizzle.

Today:

Early fog patches in the southeast will clear but it will stay chilly here. There'll be some rain and drizzle today, mainly over parts of England, and later over northwest Scotland, but there will be some bright spells too.

Tonight:

It will stay cloudy and damp tonight, especially in the northwest. There will be low cloud and hill fog but clear spells and fog patches are likely in the southeast.

Tuesday:

Tomorrow will be a similar and mostly cloudy day. There'll be some rain across central and northern England but it'll stay dry for many, with cold, bright conditions in southeast.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

It'll stay cloudy, damp and mild for most over the next few days. It will be brighter at times in the south but colder, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 0113 on Mon 16 Jan 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 20 Jan 2017 to Sunday 29 Jan 2017:

The coming week is set to end with a continuation of high pressure dominating across the UK. The best of the sunshine is likely to be to the lee of higher ground in the north where it will also feel mild at times. The south-east will tend to be colder, leading to the risk of overnight frosts and fog. Into the last full week of January more unsettled conditions are likely to spread into the far north-west bringing some spells of rain at times. From this point onwards, though there is considerable uncertainty, the unsettled conditions are likely to spread south and east bringing less cold conditions to all and outbreaks of rain across the country.

Updated at: 1200 on Sun 15 Jan 2017

UK Outlook for Monday 30 Jan 2017 to Monday 13 Feb 2017:

Looking ahead to the start of February the most likely scenario is that the Atlantic low pressure systems will bring spells of wet weather to all at times, interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. Temperatures associated with this would tend to be on the cold side, but lifted in association with weather fronts. However, there is a weak signal that an area of higher pressure will remain close to the UK, especially into the second week of February, which could give colder conditions for all with the return of overnight frost and patches of freezing fog.

Updated at: 1200 on Sun 15 Jan 2017

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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