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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Thu 11 Aug - Sun 14 Aug 2016

Along with Wallace & Gromit and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now one of the city's most famous exports; an annual event that brings together enthusiasts and tourists alike.

This year's Fiesta is set to take place on the weekend of the 11-14 August, and will attract up to half a million visitors to see its wondrous displays and take part in events.

Twice a day at 6am and 6pm - and depending on the weather - more than 100 hot air balloons will ascend from the Fiesta's site at Ashton Court. Residents and visitors in Bristol will be able to admire the breath-taking view from miles around.

There is also entertainment to be had at ground level, with a fairground, local live music and food stalls.

Check the Bristol weather forecast if you are planning to attend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

Back to the events calendar.

  • 9 °C

    7 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 10 °C

    7 °C

    Light rain
  • 11 °C

    6 °C

    Cloudy
  • 8 °C

    3 °C

    Heavy shower day
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Light shower day
  • 9 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 10 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
Friday (24 February 2017)
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W 9 21 WNW 6 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 NW 7 15 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 16 W 8 16 W 8 16 WSW 8 17 SW 7 16 SW 6 14 SSW 6 14 SSW 7 16 SSW 7 18 SSW 9 21
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83% 82% 78% 72% 66% 59% 55% 53% 54% 61% 67% 70% 72% 72% 72% 75% 79%
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0 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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SSW 9 22 SSW 9 21 SSW 10 23 SSW 10 23 SSW 10 24 SW 11 25 SW 12 27 SW 12 27 SW 12 27 SW 12 27 SSW 12 26 SSW 13 28 SW 13 29 SW 14 30 SSW 14 32 SSW 15 33 SSW 15 32 SSW 14 32 SSW 14 30 SW 13 29 SSW 13 28 SW 12 27 SW 12 26 WSW 12 26
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG M G M M G G G G VG G G VG
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81% 83% 83% 83% 83% 83% 82% 83% 82% 82% 81% 77% 83% 84% 86% 87% 89% 89% 89% 90% 92% 92% 92% 92%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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Light rain Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain
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9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 8  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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7  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
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50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80%
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WSW 11 23 WSW 10 20 SW 9 19 SW 13 25 SW 19 37 SW 20 39 SSW 20 38 SW 16 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG VG G G M
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91% 87% 86% 86% 75% 77% 85% 88%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
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Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
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5  ° 3  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  °
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80% 20% 20% 10% 70% 60% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 23 SW 11 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 13 25 SW 17 34 SW 16 32 SW 13 24 SW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G VG VG G VG VG VG
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87% 87% 87% 83% 72% 70% 78% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Clear night
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SW 12 23 SSW 10 19 SW 10 18 W 11 21 WNW 16 30 WNW 18 34 W 16 29 W 14 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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83% 85% 87% 83% 69% 63% 72% 78%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
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1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 40% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 13 25 WSW 12 22 WSW 11 19 SW 10 19 WSW 14 26 WSW 15 28 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G G G G
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80% 84% 87% 85% 74% 75% 79% 83%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
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2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
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20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 14 26 WSW 14 26 WSW 13 23 WSW 12 23 WSW 16 31 WSW 15 29 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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83% 81% 83% 80% 67% 67% 75% 82%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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Issued at:

11-14 August - Check the Bristol weather forecast for the International Balloon Fiesta.

For further information about the Bristol event, visit the official  Bristol International Balloon Fiesta website.

Clive Bailey from  Bailey Balloons explains how he uses balloon forecasts from the Met Office and how important they are to his business.

Weather Forecasting for Ballooning (PDF, 113 kB)