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 15° till 11° 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 24 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
11°
3.5 mm 80% 4 m/s 2
Monday 25 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
13°
10°
1.8 mm 65% 3 m/s 1
Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 2
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
10°
0.1 mm 20% 5 m/s 1
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
12°
14.9 mm 95% 6 m/s 1
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
10°
15.0 mm 95% 8 m/s 2
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
12°
18.3 mm 95% 10 m/s 1

Weather forecast next week

Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
18°
15°
2.3 mm 70% 9 m/s 1
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
17°
13°
0.4 mm 25% 7 m/s 1
Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
15°
10°
0.1 mm 20% 7 m/s 0
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
12°
0.6 mm 35% 5 m/s 0
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
10°
0.7 mm 40% 3 m/s 0
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
0.1 mm 10% 1 m/s 0
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
11°
0 mm 0% 2 m/s 0

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 18,783 km from New Zealand (Wellington → Cardiff).

How long is the flight to Wales?

The flight time from Auckland Airport to Wales is approximately 23 hours.

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 13x 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 24 October 2021

  • 1 Pound sterling = 0.52 New Zealand dollar
  • 1 New Zealand dollar = 1.92 Pound sterling
  • 10 Pound sterling = 5.22 New Zealand dollar
  • 10 New Zealand dollar = 19.17 Pound sterling
  • 100 Pound sterling = 52.17 New Zealand dollar
  • 100 New Zealand dollar = 191.68 Pound sterling

What is the area code of Wales?

The area code to call Wales is +44.