Cardiff Weather is classified as maritime, mainly influenced by the sea, as the city lies within a North Temperate Zone. Characterized by mild, overcast, wet and windy days; resembles the patterns usually associated with the rest of the United Kingdom – in other words, it is extremely unpredictable. The northern parts of the region - e.g. the Garth, which is situated 11 km northwest of Cardiff, with its higher elevation of 307m, and inland position - experience cooler and wetter conditions than the city centre. Rain is unpredictable at any time of year, although the showers tend to be shorter in summer.
in winter the weather in Cardiff can be mild but very unpredictable, rather wet. However days can on occasion be crisp and have abundant sunshine. The lowest monthly average low temperature is 2 °C in January and February. Average high temperatures in Cardiff are a tolerable 7ºC even in the heart of winter. Cardiff Weather tends to become drier as the days start to get longer from January onwards.
Summers are generally warm, with plenty of sunlight. Cardiff Weather in summer (June to August) sees average maximum temperatures between 19 °C and 22 °C, although mercury can occasionally go much higher 30ºC. Summer weather in Cardiff is generally fine and the city has a lively holiday atmosphere. July and August are by far the most popular time to visit Cardiff.
Spring (March to May) is a perfect time to take a trip to Cardiff, with mild weather and an ample array of blooming flowers to enjoy, although sporadic rain and wind is possible. Spring and autumn feel quite similar and the temperatures tend to stay above 14 °C. Weather in Cardiff during the spring tends to be significantly drier than autumn. The countryside in the region of Cardiff is glorious in the autumn and temperatures are still fine for relaxed sightseeing.
Average sunshine in Cardiff is 1518 hours annually, with July being the sunniest and an average of203.4 hour during the month. December is the month with the least sunshine averaging a meager 44.6 hours.
The average annual relative humidity is 81.3% and average monthly relative humidity ranges from 73% in June to 89% in January and December.
As mentioned earlier, Cardiff Weather is noted for its unpredictability as the skies can open wide letting the rain fall hard on the ground, at any given time of the year and without any significant warning. Cardiff experiences around 146 days of rain per year, with a total annual rainfall of 43.77in, December being the wettest time of the year.
Weather in Cardiff during the months from April to July is at its driest, with average monthly rainfall reasonably consistent, at between 2.38in and 2.59in. Cardiff experiences a lesser amount of precipitation than Wales as a whole.
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