Being a part of the United Kingdom, Wales has been part of numerous conquests and historically important events. Although, Wales shares its political and social history with Great Britain it comprises of a mixture of cultures and identities. The country has hosted international competitions like the FIFA world CUP and the Commonwealth Games, which have attracted huge numbers of people. The country is also quite famous for its mountainous peaks and central areas.
The country has different tourist attractions which range from the Cardiff castle to the National State Museum. The tourist often visits the castles to view the lifestyle of royal families. Another highly visited place in Wales is the Old library in Cardiff, where the book lovers are able to find the most ancient resources as well. The country has many bay areas and is on the coast which attract nature loving tourist. People spend long hours on the coast shore relaxing and enjoying the cool, calm atmosphere. The diverse landscape of the country ranges from the highest mountain peaks to the Vale of Neath which stretches from the plain areas to the foothills of the National Park, encapsulating waterfalls and other natural wonders.
The climate conditions of wales are usually favorable for the tourists. The country rarely sees extremely hots days during the summer months and similarly the winter does not get extremely breezy and cold. The maximum temperature on hot days goes up to 35.2 °C, with an average of 14 °C maintained for most part of the summer months. As for the winter climates, wales experience a cool breezy season with the temperature being above 0°C. The country lies in a temperature zone and thus is highly influenced by the maritime climate. This often leads to frequent, extensive spell of rainfalls. The Autumn and spring season often face long hours of rainfall which leads to wet weather conditions. Read below our ultimate weather guide that will help you plan your tour to Wales:
The average daily temperature reaches around 5°C during this time of the year in Wales. The highest and lowest temperature during this month reaches around 7°C and 3°C. The sun shines for only about 2 hours each day while the rainfall in this month totals to about 90mm in volume which is spread across 22 days of the month. It is recommended to wear warm clothes while going outdoors in this cold weather.
February is a cold and chilly month this time of the year in Wales. The average daily temperature reaches around 4°C with the highest and lowest temperatures being 6°C and 2°C. The sun is up and shining for just about 2 hours each day while the rainfalls totals to about 60mm during this month which is spread over a 18 day period. It is recommended for those visiting the country to take along an umbrella or a rain coat as it may rain any time because the weather is unpredictable here.
Winters are at an end during this time of the year here in Wales. The mean temperatures are rising along each passing day. The highest and lowest during the day time and evenings is 9°C and 4°C which means that the average daily temperature touches around 7°C during this month. Sun stays up 2 hours more than the previous months totaling to about 4 hours each day. There is expected to be 90mm of rainfall over Wales spread across 19 days of the month. The tourists are slowly pouring in as the weather is changing to a warmer state.
Aprils marks the start of the spring season here in Wales. The rain fall, which despite being lesser in volume compared to the previous months, totals to about only 40mm over an 18-day period, the flowers are blooming and the green hills have turned even more greener, bright and fresh. The average daily temperature reaches around 8°C while the highest during the day can be 12°C and nights are chilly at around 4°C while the sun shines long 6 hours each day over Wales.
As the days are getting longer and warmer, spring season is short lived here in Wales. The average daily temperature remains around 11°C while the highest and lowest temperature touches approximately 15°C and 7°C. The sun is up and shining for long 7 hours each day. Most parts of Wales receive sprinkles of rainy showers during 17 days of the month totaling to around 30mm. The tourist season had begun and heaps of tourists are pouring in each day to spend their vacations here in Wales.
This is one of the warmest and the hottest months here in Wales. The average daily temperature reaches around 14°C while the tourists and locals alike are out enjoying the limited warm weather that Wales present. The highest that it can get during the month is 18°C during the day while the nights can get really chilly at 10°C. The sun shines bright for 7 hours each day. The precipitation is in the form of rainfall which totals to around 40mm over a 16-day time period. The coast line is the main attraction and tourist destination at this time of the year.
Wales get the hottest during the month of July. The average daily temperature reaches around 16°C while the highest and lowest temperatures reach approximately 20°C and 12°C. The sun shines for almost 7 hours straight each day over the skies of Wales. The rainfall is not so much totaling to only 40mm over a 17-day time period. This is the height of the tourist’s volume here in Wales during the month of July.
The month of august is humid and warm in Wales. Coupled with the warm weather, the rainfall which totals to around 60mm over a 17-day time period, the country becomes quiet humid at this time. The average daily temperature reaches around 16°C while the highest and lowest temperatures touch nearly 20°C and 12°C. The sun shines 6 hours each day over the skies of Wales. As the weather is not so friendly, the heaps of tourists are now seen to decrease since the start of this month.
Autumn is underway as the summers are departing. The average daily temperature reaches almost 15°C while the days can be cool at 18°C and nights even colder at 11°C. The sun shines for almost 5 hours each day during this month. Wales enjoy only a limited 50mm of rainfall during the month of September. The rainfall is scattered and can be enjoyed for 17 days of the month. The locals find this month very calming as the humidity had settled by now and the hot weather is beginning to cool down as well.
This month is filled with celebrations and feasts of the years. Locals celebrate the fall of autumn and welcomes the beginning of the winter season. The average daily temperature reaches around 12°C while the high and low temperatures during the day can reach almost 14°C and 9°C. The sun does not stay up for long. The days are now shorter and nights longer. There is only 3 hours of daily sun shine at this time of the year. The rainfalls approximately 70mm over a course of 22 days during this month.
This is the first month of the winter season. The average daily temperature reaches around 8°Cwhile the highest and lowest temperatures touch approximately 10°C and 5°C. The sun shines for almost 3 hours each day. With and average rainfall of over 70mm over a 21-day time period, the days get pretty cold during this month here in Wales.
The temperatures had dropped and had reached a mean of 6°C during this month. The average day time temperature may be expected to be around 8°C and the nights at 4°C cold. The sun shines for almost 2 hours each day over the skies of Wales. The rainfall may be over 70mm during this time of the month which is spread over 20 days of the month. Wales witness the least number of tourists during the month of December and January because of the cold and harsh weather that it may provide.
Conclusion – BEST TIME TO VISIT WALES:
Wales, with its scenic mountain peaks, coastal areas and ancient buildings, has been the center of attraction for many years. The frequent influx of tourists often faces favorable climate conditions, as Wales has a preferable temperature throughout the year. The best time to visit the country is from April to May as these are the moths when the flowers blooms and the baby lamas roam around the plain areas. The country experiences downpours during different months and as the rainfalls occur unexpectedly the coastal areas are usually the busiest during summers. The summers are the busiest season in Wales as majority events take place between the months of June to August. The winter season is often the cheapest and the most affordable time to visit Wales, however with the chilly breezes, it gets difficult to enjoy the mountain peaks and the highland areas. Therefore, in order to enjoy a less chaotic time in Wales, the best time to visit is April to May. The country is full of scenic wonders and numerous ancient, architectural places, which become even more fun to visit with the preferable climate conditions.
So, before you start packing your bags now, to travel to Wales, make sure to stop by on the German website from Backpackertrail. There you can find even more detailed information about the monthly weather, as well as more general information on what to expect during your trip.