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Mid Wales : Weather & Climate

month average sunlight hours average temperatures average precipitation
(mm)
wet days (>0.25 mm) best months
min C max C min F max F
Jan 2 2 7 36 45 108 18
Feb 3 2 7 36 45 72 14
Mar 4 3 10 37 50 63 13
Apr 5 5 13 41 55 65 13
May 6 8 16 46 61 76 11
Jun 7 11 19 52 66 63 10
Jul 6 12 20 54 68 69 10
Aug 6 13 21 55 70 77 12
Sep 5 11 18 19 64 79 13
Oct 3 8 14 16 57 109 15
Nov 2 5 10 13 50 116 16
Dec 2 3 8 10 46 108 18

Wales, In common with the rest of the UK, has a temperate climate – meaning that it never really gets very hot or really cold. The best times to visit is during the summer months. May, June, July, August and September are generally the sunniest and driest months. During the winter it can rain quite a bit, but temperatures rarely drop below zero. Places close to the English border and in SE Wales have colder winters and warmer summers.

The UK is well known for the variability of its weather – from day to day, season to season, year to year and place to place. Its position in the mid-latitude westerly wind belt on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with its relatively warm waters, yet close to the continental influences of mainland Europe, plays a major role in this. Changes in topography and land use over relatively short distances, together with a long coastline and numerous islands, all add to the variety of weather.

In general, places in the east and south of the UK tend to be drier, warmer, sunnier and less windy than those further west and north. Also, these favourable weather conditions usually occur more often in the spring and summer than in autumn and winter.

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