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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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  • Sunny day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Overcast 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

Monday (27 March 2017)
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NE 7 13 NE 9 17 ENE 8 17 NE 6 11 ENE 7 12 ENE 7 12 ENE 8 13 ENE 8 13 ENE 7 13 ENE 8 13 ENE 8 14 E 8 14 E 8 15 ESE 7 13 E 6 11 E 5 13 E 5 15 E 5 14 ESE 4 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:35 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 4 12 ESE 4 12 SE 3 12 ESE 4 11 ESE 3 10 ESE 4 11 ESE 3 10 SE 3 10 SE 5 13 S 6 11 SSW 7 14 SSW 7 15 SSW 9 19 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 12 23 SSW 12 24 SW 12 24 SW 11 23 SW 10 21 SSW 9 20 SSW 9 20 S 9 20 SSW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G M M M M G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
81% 79% 78% 78% 82% 83% 87% 89% 87% 87% 82% 83% 77% 71% 67% 65% 66% 68% 70% 72% 79% 81% 85% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 19:36 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
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9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  °
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20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 22 SSW 11 23 SSW 9 20 SSW 9 20 SSW 12 23 SSW 14 27 SSW 14 27 SSW 13 24 SSW 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 92% 93% 87% 83% 82% 88% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 23 S 11 22 S 12 23 S 13 25 S 14 27 S 13 25 S 12 23 S 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
90% 89% 87% 85% 79% 80% 83% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 21 S 11 20 S 10 19 SSW 12 23 SSW 15 28 SSW 16 30 SSW 13 24 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
89% 92% 93% 87% 77% 74% 83% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Light shower night Overcast Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
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Precipitation probability Expand
40% 20% 10% 40% 40% 40% 30% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 11 20 SSW 10 18 SSW 9 16 SW 11 21 WSW 12 24 WNW 13 24 WNW 10 19 WNW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 92% 85% 73% 70% 75% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (2 April 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 10  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  °
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6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 8  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 8  °
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<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 12 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 NW 8 16 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 19 WSW 9 16 W 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 93% 84% 71% 70% 75% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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)