The Met Office forecast for Taylor Swift's Cardiff gig and how warm it will be

Taylor Swift performs the song "Cruel Summer" during her Eras Tour stop at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Friday, July 7, 2023, in Kansas city- as part of her 'Lover' set.
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Tens of thousands of Taylor Swift fans will be heading to Cardiff on Tuesday, June 18 as the Eras Tour finally arrives in the Welsh capital. The huge popstar will be playing the Principality Stadium and while it has been announced that the roof will be closed for the gig, those queueing outside the gates or heading to the city ahead of the gig may be wondering what the forecast will be like.

Fortunately, those who have spent weeks working out their outfits will be pleased as it looks set to be dry. Earlier forecasts had suggested it could be a wet one but according to the Met Office forecast for Wales on Tuesday it looks set to be dry - but cloudy - with little to no chance of rain.

And while it has also been a chilly start to June with temperatures below average, it looks to be fairly warm when TayTay comes to town. According to the forecast temperatures will peak at around 19°C at around 6pm. The gates will be open by then although it is not confirmed when Taylor will take to the stage.

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Temperatures will be between 17°C and 18°C from around 11am which should be more than comfortable. It's worth noting that with the roof closed the stadium is likely to be fairly warm, but temperatures will drop to around 14°C by the time the gig ends. In terms of rain, there is less than a 5% chance of rain all day, except for 1pm where there could be a brief shower as it rises to 10%.

We've got all you need to know ahead of the day if you're coming to the show. Even if you're not, there's information on road closures which might affect you if you're heading into the city centre that day, click here for those.

Questions about whether the stadium's roof would be open for the gig have been rife for weeks, given Taylor's no stranger to performing in the rain. But after both Bruce Springsteen and Pink performed with the roof closed in recent weeks it was almost inevitable that it would be for Taylor too.

You can find WalesOnline's complete guide to everything you need to know about the gig here. Find about the latest events in Wales by signing up to our What's On newsletter here.