Whilst Wales has very well defined seasons, the weather can be remarkeably changeable – hardly surprising considering the country sits directly beneath the battle ground between moist maritime airs of the vast Atlantic Ocean and the dry continental airs of Euraisa, the world’s largest landmass. This unpredictablity comes with one benefit – a lack of extremes. Wales has a temperate climate.
The summer months (June, July and August) are generally the sunniest and driest months. During the winter (December, January and February) temperatures rarely drop below zero. They’re normally between five and seven degrees. A coat and a good jumper is usually all that’s required when the weather is a bit ‘iffy’.
The Spring (March, April, May) is one of the prettiest seasons in Wales with blooming flowers and warming temperatures. Those planning a spring break in Wales can expect temperatures to range from about 5°C to 16°C but it can get much warmer.
The Summer (June, July August) – is Wales’s warmest season with temperatures typically in the region of 10°C to as much as 28°C. The days are long. The highest temperature during the day usually occurs 2 or 3 hours after midday, and extreme maximum temperatures usually occur in July or August. It is still light at 11pm making it ideal for BBQs.
Autumn holiday-makers in Wales can expect temperatures during the Autumn months (September, October, November) to range from 6°C to 18°C. Diminishing daylight hours and falling temperatures induce trees to prepare for the Welsh winter. Formerly green leaves turn to brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and red before falling to the earth.
Fancy a Winter break in Wales? There is nothing quite like relaxing in front of a blazing log fire in a cosy cottage, warming up after a long winter walk or maybe a day playing in the snow. The winter months (December, January, February) are our coldest months. The days are short and temperatures are in the region of 0°C to 8°C. In the morning we sometimes have to scrape the ice from our cars and a few days of snow are a possibility.