Weather warnings for Cardiff
Outbreaks of heavy rain are expected to become persistent for periods causing impacts during Thursday and Friday. In general, 40-60 mm is expected within the warning area but 100-120 mm is likely over high ground with as much as 160 mm over Snowdonia. For further details see https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings
What to expect: Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely; Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer; Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer; Some interruption to power supplies and other services likely.
Meteogram - 5 days - Cardiff
Our 5-day meteogram for Cardiff offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
- Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
- Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
- Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.
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Current satellite and rain images for Cardiff, United Kingdom
The location marker is placed on Cardiff. [More]
The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.
Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).
Radar and precipitation nowcast for Cardiff
The location marker is placed on Cardiff. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last 1 hour. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.
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