Wales weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Wales

The best time to visit in Wales is from May until September, when you will have a soft or pleasant temperature and limited rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Wales is 19°C in July and the lowest is 7°C in January.

Wales has the oceanic climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Wales or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Wales by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 7 8 10 12 15 17 19 18 17 14 11 9
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 12 5 15 10 10 15 8 15 20 19
Climate data from city: Cardiff

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14 day weather forecast Wales

The weather for in Wales will be 7° till 12° degrees in the next 14 days with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Wales is based on the weather conditions in the city of Cardiff.

Weather forecast this week

Sunday 28 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 mm 10% 3 m/s 0
Monday 29 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0
Tuesday 30 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
4.2 mm 80% 6 m/s 0
Wednesday 1 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.5 mm 30% 5 m/s 0
Thursday 2 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 mm 10% 5 m/s 1
Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
0.3 mm 25% 2 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
0.6 mm 35% 7 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
2.3 mm 70% 6 m/s 0
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
12.3 mm 90% 3 m/s 0
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
9.1 mm 90% 8 m/s 0
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
10.2 mm 90% 12 m/s 1
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
18.6 mm 95% 7 m/s 1
Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
2.1 mm 70% 5 m/s 1
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.2 mm 15% 3 m/s 1

Climate Wales

Wales has the oceanic climate prevailing. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Wales is 13° degrees and there is about 153 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 207 days a year with an average humidity of 84% and an UV-index of 3.

Climate table of Wales

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 7 8 10 12 15 17 19 18 17 14 11 9
Night temp. (°C) 4 4 4 6 8 11 13 13 11 10 7 5
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 12 12 12 5 15 10 10 15 8 15 20 19
Days with rain 10 7 9 8 9 8 10 11 9 9 12 12
Days with snow 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
Dry days 20 20 22 22 22 22 21 20 21 22 18 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 8 8 8 8 8 7 5 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4
UV-index 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2
Climate data from city: Cardiff

Wales weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Wales? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Wales?

Wales lies in a straight line about 9,830 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Cardiff). By car the distance is 13,862 km. You are on your way 181 hours and 50 minutes without delay.

How long is the flight to Wales?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Wales is approximately 13 h. 40 min.

What are the largest airports in Wales?

These are the largest airports in Wales:

How many inhabitants are there in Wales?

Wales has approximately 3,063,456 inhabitants.

How big is Wales?

The area of Wales is around 20,761 km². It is 59x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Wales?

The capital of Wales is Cardiff.

What is the currency of Wales?

In Wales the Pound sterling (GBP) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 28 November 2021

  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.049 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 20.45 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 0.489 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 204.51 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 4.89 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2,045.11 Pound sterling

What is the area code of Wales?

The area code to call Wales is +44.