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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

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.

  • Light rain 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Overcast 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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NNE 8 15 N 7 14 N 7 13 N 7 13 N 7 13 NNW 6 12 NNW 6 11 NNW 6 11 NNW 5 10 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 6 11 W 6 11 W 7 12 W 7 13 W 7 13 W 6 12 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 6 12 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 9
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VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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83% 84% 83% 83% 83% 83% 82% 82% 80% 78% 77% 75% 73% 71% 71% 72% 71% 71% 71% 72% 75% 77% 79% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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WNW 4 7 WNW 4 7 NW 3 6 NNW 3 6 NNW 4 8 NNW 5 12 N 9 18 N 10 20 N 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 84% 87% 87% 76% 68% 66% 76% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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N 9 18 NNW 8 16 NNW 8 16 NW 10 20 NW 9 20 WNW 12 25 W 13 26 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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85% 86% 83% 71% 60% 53% 63% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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WSW 9 17 W 9 17 WNW 10 19 WNW 12 24 WNW 12 26 WNW 13 26 W 13 25 W 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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88% 90% 84% 73% 62% 59% 63% 76%
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0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 3 July 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 15 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 9 19 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 20 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
82% 87% 85% 77% 68% 65% 70% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 4 July 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 12 WSW 6 12 SW 6 13 SW 8 16 SW 9 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 90% 88% 80% 71% 69% 69% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:00 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: First quarter

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)