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Best time to visit Wales

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The best time to visit Wales is June-September

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Wales? Look no further! June-September is the best time to go to Wales due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

Summer temperatures in Cardiff, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Wales, can reach a maximum of 22℃ (72℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Cardiff is around 1℃ (33℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Wales, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The sun stays up the longest in Wales in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in April instead.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Wales are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

July

Wales seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Wales is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Wales

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
CardiffJune-September
8℃
4℃
8℃
4℃
10℃
4℃
12℃
6℃
15℃
8℃
17℃
11℃
19℃
13℃
19℃
13℃
17℃
11℃
14℃
10℃
10℃
7℃
9℃
5℃
PembrokeshireJune-September
9℃
6℃
8℃
6℃
9℃
6℃
11℃
7℃
13℃
10℃
16℃
12℃
17℃
14℃
17℃
15℃
16℃
13℃
14℃
12℃
11℃
9℃
10℃
8℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Cardiff, one of the most popular places to visit in Wales, is July.
The driest month of the year in Cardiff, Wales, is usually around April each year.

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