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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 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Light shower day 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

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  • Cloudy 7 °C

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Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 1 4 NNW 2 5 NNE 1 4 WNW 2 3 WNW 3 4 NW 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M
Humidity
89% 91% 94% 94% 96% 93%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 2 7 W 3 6 WNW 3 5 NW 4 6 NW 3 5 NW 3 5 NW 2 4 NW 3 4 SW 2 5 SW 3 6 SW 3 7 SSW 4 9 SSW 6 11 SW 7 13 SW 8 14 SSW 9 16 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 25 SSW 13 26 SSW 14 27 SW 15 28 W 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G M M M M M M M G G G VG VG VG G VG G G M G
Humidity
91% 89% 87% 87% 87% 88% 89% 90% 91% 91% 88% 85% 80% 75% 74% 73% 77% 79% 80% 82% 80% 78% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night Clear night
90% 10% 10% <5% 60% 50% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 18 W 10 21 W 11 22 W 10 21 W 11 21 W 9 17 WNW 9 17 WNW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 81% 84% 80% 74% 80% 82% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 8 14 NW 9 15 NW 9 16 NW 10 16 NW 11 20 NW 11 20 NW 9 15 NW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 88% 86% 74% 69% 80% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 24 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear 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)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 7 12 NNW 7 11 NNE 7 13 NW 7 13 NNW 7 12 N 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG G
Humidity
87% 87% 87% 87% 77% 72% 83% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 11 E 6 9 SSW 6 10 E 6 11 SW 7 13 WSW 8 13 WSW 8 13 WSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
90% 91% 90% 90% 82% 81% 87% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 26 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 14 WSW 9 16 SW 11 18 SW 11 19 WSW 13 22 WSW 13 22 WSW 12 21 W 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
91% 91% 91% 89% 86% 86% 88% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Third quarter
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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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