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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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  • Overcast 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    6 °C

Monday (Monday 18 March 2019)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 12 W 7 14 WNW 6 14 WNW 5 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M
Humidity
92% 93% 95% 95%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 18:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 March 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 13 W 5 13 W 5 12 W 4 10 W 4 8 W 4 9 W 3 9 W 4 10 W 4 9 WSW 4 8 WSW 6 10 W 7 13 W 9 16 W 10 18 W 11 19 W 11 19 W 10 18 W 9 16 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity
95% 95% 96% 96% 97% 97% 97% 97% 96% 95% 91% 86% 78% 72% 70% 71% 78% 82% 85% 88% 89% 92% 94% 95%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 18:24 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 10 WSW 5 11 W 5 10 W 5 9 WSW 6 12 W 8 14 W 7 13 W 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G VG VG G
Humidity
96% 97% 98% 93% 85% 75% 82% 92%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 18:25 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 8 SW 5 9 SW 4 8 SW 5 10 WSW 7 14 W 8 16 W 7 12 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G G G G
Humidity
95% 95% 95% 93% 88% 86% 90% 94%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 18:27 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 12 SW 7 14 SW 8 14 SW 9 16 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 23 W 10 18 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G G G G G
Humidity
95% 95% 94% 90% 83% 80% 85% 90%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 18:29 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 13 W 8 13 W 7 13 WSW 9 16 WSW 10 20 WSW 11 20 W 10 18 W 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity
91% 91% 91% 85% 73% 69% 77% 84%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 16 W 9 16 N 9 15 N 10 19 WNW 12 23 WNW 12 23 WNW 11 18 NW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 89% 80% 69% 67% 73% 82%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 18:32 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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