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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Fine and sunny, after a cold start.

Today:

A cold and crisp start, with frost and perhaps fog for a time. A fine day will then follow with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Temperatures will then fall quickly after dusk. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Staying cold and clear over night with light winds leading to a widespread frost, and the risk of freezing fog. However cloudier across the far northwest, and perhaps some rain. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Tuesday:

Another cold start, with any fog slow to clear. Whilst some sunshine is likely for a time, cloud and patchy rain will spread sporadically north during the day. Staying chilly. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading north Wednesday. These gradually easing on Thursday with variable cloud, but also brighter spells possible during Friday. Turning milder, with winds also strengthening.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally fine and sunny. Cloudier with rain across the northwest.

Today:

A cold and crisp start for many, with isolated fog patches clearing. A generally fine and sunny day then follows, however a band of cloud and outbreaks rain will move southeastwards into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon.

Tonight:

The band of cloud and occasional rain will continue gradually southeastwards, stalling and weakening across southern Scotland and northern England. Elsewhere, cold and frosty, with fog, dense in places.

Tuesday:

Another cold start, with fog patches gradually clearing. A fine but chilly day follows, although some central parts remaining cloudier. Sporadic rain and cloud then spreads north into southern counties.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading north Wednesday. These becoming largely confined to western parts Thursday afternoon and Friday, with brighter spells elsewhere. Turning milder, with winds gradually strengthening.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Nov 2014 to Sunday 7 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and strong winds are likely across the west on Friday and into the weekend. The rain and strong winds will push slowly eastwards through the period with southeastern areas perhaps seeing little rainfall. Southerly winds will reach gale or severe gale force at times in the west/northwest, and draw in milder air than of late; especially by night. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week. The heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect northwestern areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal or milder during spells of cloud and rain, but drier and clearer interludes between weather systems will allow an increased risk of frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Dec 2014 to Monday 22 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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