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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.

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Monday (20 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (21 February 2017)
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WSW 12 27 WSW 12 27 WSW 13 29 WSW 12 28 WSW 12 27 WSW 11 25 WSW 12 27 WSW 13 29 WSW 13 29 WSW 13 29 WSW 13 28 WSW 12 27 WSW 13 28 WSW 14 31 WSW 15 32 WSW 15 32 WSW 15 33 WSW 15 32 WSW 14 31 WSW 14 32 WSW 15 34 WSW 16 35 WSW 17 37 WSW 16 37
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97% 98% 98% 99% 99% 99% 99% 97% 97% 96% 97% 97% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% 92% 90% 90% 91%
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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: 07:13 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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WSW 18 39 WSW 19 40 WSW 20 42 WSW 19 39 W 18 36 W 14 28 WSW 11 23 WSW 14 26
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90% 91% 89% 91% 91% 86% 87% 92%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 2017)
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SW 16 30 SW 17 32 SW 20 37 WSW 23 44 W 26 49 WNW 24 46 WNW 18 35 WNW 16 29
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92% 92% 89% 84% 71% 60% 65% 70%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
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SW 8 14 SSW 10 19 SSW 12 22 SSW 15 28 SSW 18 33 SW 19 35 SW 17 33 WSW 15 29
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87% 87% 90% 90% 88% 88% 88% 88%
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Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: New
Sunday (26 February 2017)
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WSW 14 26 WSW 12 22 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 14 28 SW 15 28 SW 13 25 SW 14 25
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88% 88% 88% 87% 78% 78% 83% 88%
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Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: New
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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)