Aberystwyth Diary


Aberystwyth Year/Diary: regular annual events

One off events and events with a more complcated repeat pattern are listed in the Calendar at the bottom of this page

January

Evening of 31st of December
Town wide fancy dress pub crawl.
Mid Jan to end of March
Students in Aber
Sun
Rise
8:19GMT
Sun
Set
16:32GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
1:46hh:mm
Day
Length
8:12hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
5.2°C
Average Sea
Temperature
8.8°C
Average
Precipitation
97mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
12km/h

Febuary

Mid Feb
Welsh Open Volleyball Tournament
Late Feb
Aber Rag Week (Students fundraising for charity)
Sun
Rise
7:32GMT
Sun
Set
17:29GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
2:39hh:mm
Day
Length
9:56hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
5.0°C
Average Sea
Temperature
8.5°C
Average
Precipitation
72mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
13km/h

March

Gulls
Beginning of March
Gulls start looking for nesting sites on flat roofs and between chimney pots all over town
Mid March
The starlings that have been roosting under the pier since September leave
20th March (19th in 2044)
Spring Equinox
Sun
Rise
6:32GMT
Sun
Set
18:20GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
4:01hh:mm
Day
Length
11:49hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
6.2°C
Average Sea
Temperature
8.3°C
Average
Precipitation
60mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
13km/h

April

cherry blossom
April
Fine display of blossom from the ornamental cherry trees lining Portland Street
End April - early May
Athletes: Trail Running Races & Charity Walk at Devil's Bridge (29th of April in 2017)
Sun
Rise
6:19GMT
Sun
Set
20:13GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
5:16hh:mm
Day
Length
13:55hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
8.2°C
Average Sea
Temperature
9.4°C
Average
Precipitation
56mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
11km/h

May

Bluebells
End April - early May
Athletes: Celtic Challenge - Arklow to Aberystwyth rowing race (Alternate years 2016, 2018) (1st of May in 2016.CANCELLED due to weather)
May
Millions of bluebells in woods above town
May
Bicycle endurance race organized by Summit Cycles (1st of May in 2016)
May
Election of new Mayor followed by inauguration procession though town
May to early June
Students in Aber
May
Race For Life charity run (14th in 2017)
May
University May (going down) Ball
May
Cycling Festival (26th - 28th in 2017)

French Market
Sun
Rise
5:21GMT
Sun
Set
21:04GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
6:21hh:mm
Day
Length
15:44hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
11.2°C
Average Sea
Temperature
10.9°C
Average
Precipitation
65mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
10km/h

June

Gull Chicks
Mid June
Gull chicks hatch - within 2 months they'll be almost as big as their parents and able to fly
June 21st (20th in 2016, 2020 & 2024)
As well as the longest time between sunrise and sunset, the Summer Solstice has the longest period of twilight at dawn and at dusk. The last glimmer of daylight is still visible after midnight and the 1st turquoise glint of dawn can be seen well before 3am. (British Summer Time) This contrasts starkly with the Winter Solstice where day abruptly turns into night.
Late June
Arts Centre Open Day (20th of June in 2015)
June/July/August
International Ceramics Festival (Alternate years 2015, 2017)
Sun
Rise
4:43GMT
Sun
Set
21:39GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
6:30hh:mm
Day
Length
16:45hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
13.8°C
Average Sea
Temperature
13.0°C
Average
Precipitation
76mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
9km/h

July

Early to mid July
A week of University graduation ceremonies (12th-15th July in 2016)
Mid to late July
Musicfest: International music festival and summer school with many concerts and masterclasses open to the public. (23rd - 30th of July in 2016)
Mid July to mid September
Main tourist season
Sun
Rise
5:12GMT
Sun
Set
21:32GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
5:01hh:mm
Day
Length
16:20hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
15.3°C
Average Sea
Temperature
14.8°C
Average
Precipitation
76mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
9km/h

August

August
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Sun
Rise
5:59GMT
Sun
Set
20:42GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
5:17hh:mm
Day
Length
14:43hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
15.5°C
Average Sea
Temperature
15.8°C
Average
Precipitation
93mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
8km/h

September

September
The starlings that will roost under the pier until March start to arrive
23rd September (22nd in 2016, 2017, 2020 & 2021)
Autumn Equinox
last week of September to mid December
Students in Aber
Sun
Rise
6:50GMT
Sun
Set
19:31GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
4:16hh:mm
Day
Length
12:38hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
14.0°C
Average Sea
Temperature
15.9°C
Average
Precipitation
108mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
8km/h

October

October
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Sun
Rise
7:40GMT
Sun
Set
18:22GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
3:09hh:mm
Day
Length
10:40hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
11.0°C
Average Sea
Temperature
14.7°C
Average
Precipitation
118mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
10km/h

November

Aber Fireworks
November and December
Christmas Craft Fair in the Arts Centre
November 5th
Bombfire night - the largest firework display of the year is sometimes held a few days earlier depending on which day of the week the 5th falls on.
1st Monday after the 12th of November
and the subsequent 2 Mondays
Winter Market and funfair (used to be called the hiring fairs, where farmers and masters would hire servants).
(14th, 21st and 28th in 2016)
The funfair (without the market) also runs on the Saturdays before each market day
Funfair Winter Market
Sun
Rise
7:36GMT
Sun
Set
16:23GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
1:56hh:mm
Day
Length
8:43hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
7.9°C
Average Sea
Temperature
13.2°C
Average
Precipitation
111mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
11km/h

December

French Market
Mid December
Aberystwyth 10K Road Race (Running)(11th in 2016)
December 21st (22nd in 2015, 2019 & 2023)
Winter Solstice
Sun
Rise
8:19GMT
Sun
Set
16:03GMT
Average Daily
Sunshine
1:30hh:mm
Day
Length
7:41hh:mm
Average Air
Temperature
6.1°C
Average Sea
Temperature
10.9°C
Average
Precipitation
96mm/month
Average Daily
Wind Speed
12km/h

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