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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017 weather forecast

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Thu 10 AugSun 13 Aug 2017

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 10-13 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.

How will the weather impact the Balloon Fiesta?

"Early balloon flights shouldn’t be hindered by the weather on Friday morning, but rain will arrive by lunch time and the wind will pick up from the west during the afternoon.

"Conditions across the skies of Bristol are looking good for the weekend. Winds will be moderate northwesterly on Saturday, with early cloud but brighter skies likely later as the winds ease. A cool and clear evening will follow and a chilly start to Sunday morning.

"Light and variable breezes on Sunday with the risk of a little mist and fog first thing, but a fine day in prospect."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

 

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

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  • Cloudy 21 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Light rain 19 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    12 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 August 2017)
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62% 59% 57% 55% 57% 71% 78% 78% 80% 82%
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4 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 17 August 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:29 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
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SW 9 20 SW 10 21 WSW 12 25 WSW 10 21 WSW 16 32 WSW 19 40 WSW 20 42 WSW 17 36 WSW 14 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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82% 82% 82% 82% 67% 60% 62% 71% 77%
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0 0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
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79% 82% 83% 65% 58% 55% 63% 79%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy
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0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
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G G G VG VG VG VG VG
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91% 92% 91% 81% 72% 69% 75% 85%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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WSW 8 14 WSW 7 13 W 7 12 WNW 9 18 WNW 11 21 NW 10 21 NW 9 17 NW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
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88% 89% 89% 78% 66% 63% 65% 77%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:19 Moon phase: New
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10-13 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)

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