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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.

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  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

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  • Light rain 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

Friday (28 April 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:28 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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71% 75% 76% 77% 77% 77% 78% 77% 74% 68% 59% 60% 58% 53% 53% 53% 51% 49% 49% 52% 57% 60% 62% 63%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
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ESE 13 28 ESE 14 30 SE 14 30 ESE 14 29 SE 15 30 SE 15 32 SE 12 24 SSE 8 16 SSW 7 13
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65% 67% 68% 72% 65% 62% 81% 84% 89%
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0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
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SSW 8 14 SSW 8 15 SW 8 15 W 11 23 W 12 25 WSW 12 25 SW 10 20 SW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 89% 74% 59% 63% 69% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
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90% 91% 90% 78% 66% 60% 65% 77%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:34 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (3 May 2017)
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NNE 6 11 NNE 7 12 NNE 8 15 NE 10 20 NE 11 22 NE 11 21 NE 10 19 NE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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85% 90% 89% 76% 63% 60% 63% 72%
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0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: First quarter
Thursday (4 May 2017)
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NE 9 17 NE 9 17 NE 10 18 NE 11 22 ENE 12 25 ENE 12 24 ENE 11 21 ENE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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78% 83% 86% 75% 63% 61% 63% 71%
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0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 20:38 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)