“Coming to study in Cardiff?”
“ I wouldn't change coming to Cardiff for anything. If you're nervous about moving out, it's the perfect city for that transition. ”
“ House parties, pedalos in Roath Park in the summer, unforgettable moments - Cardiff is everything. ”
Not solely Welsh but everywhere else definitely stole it from us #noshade. “It’s a lush day today, let’s go to the bay!” Synonyms: lovely, nice, cute.
Common word, but not as you know it – it’s nothing to do with cleanliness. “Have you been to Live Lounge? It’s proper tidy on a Monday!” Synonyms: great, good.
You haven’t lived until you’ve had a Welsh cwtch! “Come here and give us a cwtch” pronounced: to rhyme with butch. Synonyms: cuddle, hug.
If you’re bringing your car to Uni, be sure to check about parking regulations at your halls of residence or the road you’re living on. When driving, avoid the roads in the city centre during rush hour: it gets mental.
It’s unpredictable. Unfortunately, like the rest of the UK, you can never guarantee it’s going to be sunny. In the summer, we do get the odd few days but it comes anywhere between April and August. We have random spurts of snow during the winter but it rarely sticks which kind of sucks.
It rains, a lot. This doesn’t always mean it is cold but ensuring you have a waterproof coat and umbrella handy at all times is essential for life in Cardiff. Statistically, January is the month when the most rain falls. But expect rain aaall year round. (You’ll learn to love it…)
It is generally not warm. Temperatures range between 0-6 degrees celsius September-December, 10-16 degrees celsius January-March, then 16-28 degrees celsius April-September, with July being the warmest month. Still not particularly warm though, so pack your jumpers!