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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 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    5 °C

Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
Now 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
Fog Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 4 13 W 4 15 W 4 13 W 3 11 W 6 14 W 9 17 W 10 18 W 9 17 W 9 16 W 8 15 W 7 13 WNW 7 13 WNW 6 12 NNW 8 16 N 9 19 NNE 10 20 NNE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VP M M M G G G G G G G M M G VG VG VG
Humidity
99% 98% 96% 93% 86% 77% 74% 74% 75% 78% 82% 87% 89% 84% 77% 71% 70%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 22 October 2018)
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
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 17 NNE 8 17 N 8 16 N 8 16 N 7 15 N 7 15 N 6 15 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 14 N 6 12 N 6 12 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 N 7 12 N 6 12 N 6 12 N 6 11 N 5 10 NNW 5 10 NW 5 11 WNW 5 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 12
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 VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 70% 71% 71% 72% 73% 73% 74% 74% 72% 70% 66% 60% 57% 56% 55% 54% 57% 62% 67% 70% 74% 77% 80%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 13 W 7 14 WNW 10 19 WNW 11 20 WNW 14 25 WNW 16 28 WNW 15 27 WNW 12 20 WNW 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 83% 88% 90% 86% 75% 71% 81% 86%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 14 WNW 8 13 WNW 7 11 WNW 7 11 WNW 5 11 W 7 13 WNW 8 12 NW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 92% 93% 89% 80% 79% 86% 90%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 5 8 NNW 4 6 NW 4 7 NW 5 10 NW 6 13 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 13 WNW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 91% 90% 86% 78% 76% 84% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 14 WNW 9 16 NW 10 18 NW 12 20 NNW 15 28 NNW 15 27 NNW 13 22 NNW 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 86% 83% 77% 61% 63% 71% 75%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 27 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 12 20 NNW 12 21 NNW 13 22 NNW 14 26 N 18 33 N 16 30 NNW 15 26 NNW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity
77% 78% 77% 69% 57% 57% 63% 66%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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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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