Best Time to Visit Wales

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Wales. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Cardiff. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Wales for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 2 °C to 20 °C
Waves Symbol 9 °C to 17 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.243.94 in (9 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Visit Wales: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 9 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 7 °C
Water max. 9 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 9 °C
Water max. 9 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 12 °C
Water max. 11 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 15 °C
Water max. 11 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
MaximumMax. 14 °C
Water max. 16 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 11 °C
Water max. 14 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 8 °C
Water max. 11 °C

Climate Chart Wales

Cardiff

Climate Chart Cardiff
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Wales

In the following, you will find the climate table for Wales, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Cardiff (Wales)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature12°15°18°20°20°18°14°10°
Night Temperature10°12°12°11°
Water Temperature10°11°14°16°17°17°16°14°11°
Precipitation (inch)3.582.642.992.242.522.62.913.153.623.783.943.86
Rainy days1510121011991011131414
Hours of Sunshine234677765322
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Cardiff is 9.8 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (16 °C)
Coldest month: February (4.3 °C)

The maximum water temperature in Cardiff is 17 °C. Comfortable bathing is possible at water temperatures of about 21 °C.

Months with water temperature of at least 17 °C (Limited bathing is possible):
August, and September

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 37.83 inch on 138 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, June is the sunniest month with an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

More attractions

From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour | Cardiff: Doctor Who Walking Tour | Cardiff: Doctor Who Car Tour | From Cardiff: Tour of Cardiff Bay and Vale of Glamorgan | Cardiff: City Center Walking Tour | From Cardiff Bay: Private Walking Tour to Tiger Bay | Cardiff: Private Doctor Who Walking Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Cardiff
scattered clouds     scattered clouds, 6.5 °C
Clouds: 47 %       Wind: 0 mph SSW
Air Pressure: 1014 hPa       Humidity: 68 %
Last updated: 2nd Dec 2021, 01:18 pm
The next days …
3rd Dec 20214th Dec 20215th Dec 20216th Dec 20217th Dec 20218th Dec 2021
moderate rain5 °C to 10 °Clight rain5 °C to 8 °Csky is clear3 °C to 8 °Clight rain3 °C to 8 °Cmoderate rain9 °C to 12 °Clight rain4 °C to 9 °C
5 °C to 10 °C5 °C to 8 °C3 °C to 8 °C3 °C to 8 °C9 °C to 12 °C4 °C to 9 °C
Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 17 %Clouds: 5 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 14 %
0.47 in of rain0.04 in of rainNo Precipitation0.02 in of rain0.73 in of rain0.02 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Great Britain: Regions

Wales is part of the holiday destination Great Britain. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

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