Our green and pleasant land needs the rain
We must be honest here - our weather is unpredictable.
Sure it rains. But that’s why our grass is so green. And the beauty of Wales is that the closeness of the mountains and coast means that the weather can change quickly, and within very short distances. It could be raining in one village whilst the next one along has glorious sunshine.
Let’s get the rain bit out of the way. Most of it comes in autumn and early winter, with the worst downpours between October and January. It’s really not much different from the rest of the UK.
Our winter days are short, with snow almost guaranteed. But the sight of pure white snow on the tops of the Brecon Beacons or Cambrian Mountains is really not to be missed.
And after January, when the weather starts to improve and the days get a little longer, it's a great time to get out those walking boots and head for the hills.
The warm weather comes early in places like Pembrokeshire, which is why it provides the first new season potatoes around the UK. Dale, in the far west, is one of the sunniest places in Britain with over 1,800 hours of sunshine a year.
Temperatures across Wales usually make it to the 20°Cs (70°Fs) in the summer months when the sandy, white beaches really come into their own.
Useful linksBBC weather
Met Office weather