Wales
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.

Climate Wales by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 45 46 50 54 58 63 66 65 63 58 51 47
Precipitation (inch) 5 5 5 2 6 4 4 6 3 6 8 7

Weather data from: Cardiff




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Wales weather

The weather for Wales over the next 14 days will be 59°F till 68° with a few days chance of light rain showers.

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

5-day weather forecast Wales

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Sunday
25 september
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61°F
46°F
0 in
6 m/s
Monday
26 september
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59°F
50°F
0.4 in
10 m/s
Tuesday
27 september
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59°F
48°F
0.0 in
8 m/s
Wednesday
28 september
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59°F
46°F
0.7 in
6 m/s
Thursday
29 september
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61°F
46°F
0 in
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Wales


Climate Wales

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.

Wales

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 45 46 50 54 58 63 66 65 63 58 51 47
Night temp. (°F) 39 39 40 42 47 52 55 56 53 50 45 42
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 5 5 5 2 6 4 4 6 3 6 8 7
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

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.


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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.

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What are the largest airports in Wales?

These are the largest airports in Wales:

  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London
  • London City Airport (LCY) in London
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 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
  • Nottingham Airport (NQT) in Nottingham
  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) 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 25 September 2022

  • 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.