weather, climate and best time to visit
Best time to visit Wales
To go to Wales, the best time to visit is in July and August. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and almost no precipitation. In Wales, July is the warmest month with 66°F and the most cold month is 45°F in January.
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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Wales per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.
Weather data from: Cardiff
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Wales has a oceanic climate. There is rainfall during all months of the year. The average annual temperature for Wales is 26° degrees and there is about 60 inch 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 Wales by month
Weather data from: Cardiff
Wales weather by month
What is the average Wales weather like in a given month? 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.
The weather for Wales over the next 14 days will be 48°F till 54° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.
The weather forecast for Wales is based on the weather in Cardiff.
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Frequently asked questions
Where is Wales?
Wales lies in a straight line about 3,296 miles from United States (New York → Cardiff). By car the distance is 155 miles. The total travel time is 3 hours.
How long is the flight to Wales?
The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Wales is approximately 11 h. 50 min.
What are the largest airports in Wales?
These are the largest airports in Wales:
- London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London
- London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London
- London City Airport (LCY) in London
- Birmingham International Airport (BHX) in Birmingham
- Manchester Airport (MAN) in Manchester
- Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) in Leeds
- Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) in Glasgow
- Newcastle Airport (NCL) in Newcastle upon Tyne
- East Midlands Airport (EMA) in Nottingham
- Nottingham Airport (NQT) in Nottingham
Airports on the well-known islands of Wales:
- St Mary's
St. Mary's Airport (ISC) in Hugh Town
How many inhabitants does Wales have?
Wales has 3,063,456 inhabitants.
How big is Wales?
The surface area of Wales is 12,901 mi². It is 19x smaller than United States.
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 for payment.
Exchange rates on 30 January 2023
- 1 US dollar = 0.75 Pound sterling
- 1 Pound sterling = 1.33 US dollar
- 100 US dollar = 75.44 Pound sterling
- 100 Pound sterling = 132.55 US dollar
What is the area code of Wales?
The area code to call Wales is +44.