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Would you like to know more about the weather in Cardiff? It’s time to plan your trip!

The most common question I have from friends, family or students that are arriving to Cardiff is "How is the weather in Wales?"

As Wales is part of Britain there are some obvious stereotypes regarding the weather here. For example - it is rainy all the time (actually, it isn't!), it is windy all the time (again, not true!), there is no sun during the year (well, we definitely have some lovely days here) and the last one, that it is so cold here, even during the summer! The answer to this last one is longer from my side. As I have been in Wales for just under three years, I haven't experienced so many summers here (only two, I think), so I can not tell you how typical my experiences are. The summers that I have spent in Wales though have been warm, sometimes even hot, sunny and yes, you can swim here too. I don't recommend you to try this in Anglesey, at the end of August at least. I was shivering two hours after, even following a very hot shower- that is how cold the sea is there!
So if you are thinking about coming to Cardiff and have no idea what to pack in your luggage, we have some ideas for you.

Average Temperatures in Cardiff and clothing recommendations
Welsh weather is very changeable. You can see four seasons in one day! The most important item will be your umbrella which you should keep with you at all times, even in summer. Bring plenty of clothes you can wear in layers which you can easily put on or take off as the weather changes.

Winter: December, January, February

It is cold, windy, generally not freezing, but rainy. Occasionally it snows. You will need an umbrella in your bag at all times. You should have a scarf, hat, gloves and plenty of warm layers of clothes, especially a good, thick winter coat and waterproof shoes.

Spring: March, April, May

There is often light rain in this period, the temperature is mild. We call it ‘April Showers’. You will need a warm jacket for the evening, light sweaters, cardigans, and plenty of long- sleeved t-shirts. Don’t forget the umbrella!

Summer: June, July, August

It is not extremely hot but it is not cold either. You can wear t-shirts, shorts, blouses, shorts or skirts, but at the end of the afternoon you will need trousers. You should have a cardigan or a sweatshirt with you at all times just in case, because the breeze can be cold. You can wear sandals all day and into the evening.
Autumn: September, October, November
The weather can vary greatly in autumn from feeling quite summery (an Indian Summer) to being rather cold. Of course you shoul

d take your umbrella everywhere. It is not too cold but humid and windy. Trousers, jumper or sweatshirt with a waterproof coat should be enough. A hat could be useful.

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Peartree Languages is a language school located in Cardiff.


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