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St David's Day 2018 weather forecast

Daffodils are a national symbol of Wales

Thu 1 Mar 2018

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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  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 April 2018)
Now 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower day Light rain Light rain Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
40% 60% 60% 20% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 9 20 SW 10 20 SW 10 20 WSW 14 28 WSW 15 31 WSW 15 31 WSW 14 30 WSW 15 30 W 13 24 W 11 21 W 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G M M M M G VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 88% 89% 88% 89% 89% 92% 91% 91% 90%
UV index
2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 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 Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 30% 30% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 11 20 W 10 19 W 10 19 W 10 20 W 9 19 W 8 17 W 8 16 W 8 17 W 10 19 W 13 24 W 13 24 W 14 27 WSW 16 29 W 18 32 W 18 33 W 18 32 W 20 36 W 19 35 W 18 34 W 18 32 W 16 30 W 15 28 W 14 25 W 13 25
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 E E E E E E E E E
Humidity
90% 90% 89% 88% 85% 86% 87% 87% 83% 76% 72% 69% 66% 65% 66% 66% 65% 66% 69% 71% 74% 77% 77% 79%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
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 Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 30% 30% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 13 24 W 12 22 W 12 24 W 10 20 W 15 28 W 16 29 W 15 27 WNW 10 19 SSW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 78% 78% 79% 64% 58% 60% 70% 82%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 50% 80% 80% 60% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 9 SSE 5 10 SE 7 12 ESE 9 15 SE 10 18 ESE 10 18 E 9 16 NE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M G G G G
Humidity
86% 88% 91% 87% 76% 78% 79% 86%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:29 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 9 15 NNW 10 17 N 11 20 N 13 23 NNE 13 25 SSE 12 23 NW 10 17 NNW 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 78% 71% 69% 71% 82%
UV index
1 2 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 8 15 NNE 9 15 NNE 9 15 NNE 11 21 NW 11 21 NW 11 21 NW 11 19 N 9 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
87% 90% 90% 80% 69% 70% 76% 83%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:32 Moon phase: Full
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 9 16 NNE 10 16 N 10 17 NNW 10 19 N 10 20 N 9 18 NNE 8 15 NNW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 89% 90% 78% 67% 65% 67% 79%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:34 Moon phase: Full
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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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