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Issued at: 2000 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Becoming dry and clear, but chilly overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any showers soon fading away this evening, leaving a largely dry, clear and chilly night, with some patchy frost forming in rural areas. Cloud will increase across western parts late in the night with the odd spot of rain. Minimum Temperature 1 °C.

Sunday:

A bright start in the east, but a band of rain will gradually spread across all parts, accompanied by strengthening winds. Many eastern parts will see only very light rain. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain clearing to showers on Monday, with further sunny spells and showers on Tuesday. Wednesday is likely to be dry, with some sunshine, and feeling warmer with lighter winds.

Updated at: 1313 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear and chilly for many. Rain in the northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will die out leaving many places dry and cold, with patchy frost and fog across southern and eastern Britain. It will turn wet and windy across the Northern Ireland and northwest Scotland during the second half of the night.

Sunday:

Rain and brisk winds in the northwest will move slowly south-eastwards, fragmenting with time. Many southern parts will see very little rain, with the southeast staying dry and bright.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rain across the south on Monday, sunshine and blustery showers further north. Further showers on Tuesday, but dry, bright and warmer for many by Wednesday away from the far northwest.

Updated at: 1313 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 5 May 2016 to Saturday 14 May 2016:

A north-south split is expected on Thursday and Friday, with brisk winds, showers or longer spells of rain in the north and drier, sunnier and much warmer conditions in the south. Through the weekend and next week, occasional spells of rain and drier, brighter interludes are expected for the west and southwest. Eastern and northeastern parts are likely to see plenty of dry and bright weather, but with a risk of thundery showers in southern parts at times. Overall, temperatures are expected to be near or a little above average, but the north may see temperatures a little below average at first. In the south temperatures may be well above average at times, giving a much warmer feel than of late.

Updated at: 1210 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 15 May 2016 to Sunday 29 May 2016:

Through the second half of May, the most likely scenario is for unsettled weather across western parts, with showers or longer spells of rain but also some bright or sunny spells too. The best of the drier and brighter weather should be across the east, but there remains a risk of rain or perhaps thundery showers at times. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little above average, particularly at first, so it will feel warm on the sunnier days, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1208 on Sat 30 Apr 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Cardiff

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