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St David's Day 2019

Daffodils are a national symbol of Wales

Fri 1 Mar 2019

Will the sun be shining on Wales as they celebrate St David's Day, the national day of Wales?

Wales marks the national day by holding celebrations across the country, the largest of these events is held in Cardiff. The city holds an annual parade to mark the day followed by the St David's Day concert held at St David's Hall. Check the Cardiff weather forecast.

Swansea also marks the national day by hosting a St David's week with a number of activities that include music, sports and other cultural events. Check the Swansea weather forecast to see if milder spring days will brighten St David's week.

You can also view our weather forecast text in Welsh using the Translate function at the bottom of the page.

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  • Cloudy 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

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    12 °C

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    12 °C

Sunday (Sunday 26 May 2019)
Now 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
90% 60% 60% 40% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 29 WSW 14 28 W 17 29 W 13 23 W 13 22 W 15 25 WNW 14 24 W 14 24 W 14 24 W 14 24 W 12 21 W 11 21 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 94% 89% 89% 86% 79% 68% 61% 67% 68% 73% 80% 82%
UV index
2 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:13 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 27 May 2019)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10% 40% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 18 W 9 17 W 9 17 W 9 18 W 9 18 W 10 19 W 10 21 W 11 21 W 13 23 W 13 23 W 15 26 W 15 27 W 16 28 W 17 30 W 18 31 W 18 31 W 19 32 W 18 32 W 17 29 W 17 29 W 15 26 W 13 23 W 13 22 W 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
82% 79% 78% 79% 80% 81% 82% 81% 77% 76% 71% 67% 64% 66% 66% 65% 65% 67% 71% 71% 75% 77% 78% 80%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 May 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny day Clear night
<5% 10% <5% <5% 40% 40% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 20 W 11 20 WNW 11 19 WNW 11 19 NW 11 21 WNW 13 22 W 12 22 NW 13 23 NW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG G G VG VG
Humidity
81% 83% 84% 82% 68% 63% 63% 52% 60%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:05 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 29 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 6 10 NW 4 6 W 3 6 SSW 6 13 SW 10 19 WSW 11 20 WSW 9 17 SSW 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
72% 80% 74% 63% 63% 76% 82% 85%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:04 Sunset: 21:16 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 30 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 60% 60% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 20 WSW 13 22 WSW 13 22 W 15 26 W 15 27 W 14 26 W 13 22 W 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 89% 82% 80% 80% 86%
UV index
1 2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 31 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 14 NW 10 16 NW 9 15 NW 11 19 WSW 11 21 W 12 22 W 11 18 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 88% 86% 79% 75% 74% 77% 87%
UV index
1 3 5 4 1
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:19 Moon phase: New
Saturday (Saturday 1 June 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 11 SW 6 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 14 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 17 SSW 10 17 SSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 93% 91% 81% 68% 67% 71% 81%
UV index
1 3 5 3 2
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New
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1 March - Will the sun be shining on Wales as they celebrate St David's Day, the Patron Saint of Wales?

What is St David's Day?

St David was a Celtic monk in the sixth century, who then became the Archbishop of Wales and is the Patron Saint of Wales. The day is celebrated on 1 March as this marks the death of the saint in 589.

St David's Day is celebrated across Wales by the customary wearing of the country's national symbols - the daffodil or the leek. Young girls also often wear the national costume of Wales to school on St David's Day.

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