Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Cardiff, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.

When to go to Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Cardiff, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cardiff, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you vacation in Cardiff during January, you may notice that it can be very chilly, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Cardiff during February, you might find that it can be very chilly, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Cardiff can be very chilly, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cardiff, with most of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Cardiff is relatively cool, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and occasionally jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cardiff, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Cardiff is cool, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June is balmy, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Cardiff is mild, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Cardiff is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Cardiff is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Cardiff is chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Cardiff can be very chilly, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Cardiff can be brisk, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain most days. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you plan to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Cardiff.

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