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  • Sat Saturday 25th
    16°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday 26th
    12°C 3°C
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  • Mon Monday 27th
    11°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday 28th
    12°C 7°C
    Light shower day
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Turning cooler and more unsettled over the weekend.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most places will become dry overnight, although it will remain largely cloudy with fog patches possible over the hills. It will be breezy, but frost-free. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Saturday:

Some warm spells of sunshine are likely to develop on Saturday. However, showers will also break out, some of which could be heavy. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Some rain is likely on Sunday, slowly clearing southeastwards. Brighter weather is expected during Monday and Tuesday, although it will be colder with showers developing at times.

Updated at: 1504 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning cooler and more unsettled over the next few days.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy night in most areas with outbreaks of rain, turning heavy with snow possible over high ground in the north. Becoming clearer in the far northwest later with wintry showers and a few icy patches.

Saturday:

Rain continuing to affect central parts of the British Isles. Southern England and Wales will be warmer with a risk of heavy thundery showers, with wintry showers in the northwest.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Some rain is expected across southern areas on Sunday. Elsewhere it will be brighter and colder with blustery, wintry showers. Generally cold and showery thereafter. Snow on northern hills.

Updated at: 1500 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Apr 2015 to Friday 8 May 2015:

It looks likely to be unsettled and rather cold as we move from April into May, becoming winder than of late. There will be a period of wet, windy and cold weather early in the period. Otherwise sunny spells and some showers are expected, these are likley to turn heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder, and also snow on northern hills. Although drier interludes are likely towards the end of the period, the changeable conditions are likely to continue, but it will probably become less cold, with rain likely becoming focussed towards western and central parts, with the best chance of some drier and brighter conditions in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 May 2015 to Saturday 23 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are more likely to persist for the first half of May, though it may turn drier mid-month. Central and western areas are likely to see the most of any rainfall, while southern and eastern districts and the far north have the best of any drier weather. However, there are no strong signals, with weather conditions likely to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below during unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1319 on Fri 24 Apr 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Cloudy 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Heavy rain 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Overcast 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Light rain 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Overcast 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Light rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Overcast 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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Bristol information

Found on the river Avon in the south-west of England and bordering Wales, Bristol is England's sixth largest city with a population of around 430,000. Bristol's proximity to the sea is what first established the city as a major dwelling in Britain. During the Middle Ages, Bristol boomed to become one of the major ports in the country when sales of imported goods brought prosperity to the region.

Daytime temperatures in Bristol can be up to 2 °C above the UK average through the winter months. The average maximum is 8 °C and minimum is 2 °C. Usually February is the coldest month. December sees the highest rainfall totals on average at round 86 mm with the highest number of 'rain days'; though more rain falls in autumn than winter. Some of the most severe blizzards have affected the South West region and conditions were especially severe in Bristol on the 8th and 9th January 1982. Snow drifts were up to 1 metre deep.

From March daytime temperatures in Bristol start to rise. The minimum average increases to 3.7 °C from 1.9 °C the month before. Likewise, sunshine hours rises to nearly 200 hrs at the end of spring. Whilst there are sunnier areas in the South West region, this is significantly higher than the national average. For spring months in Bristol there are very few days of air frost compared to UK figures.

Bristol holds one of the biggest outdoor attractions in the UK; each summer the International Balloon Fiesta draws half a million visitors to Ashton Court as a twice-daily display launches hundreds of hot air balloons into the sky including the weird and wonderful shapes of the Special Shapes Ascent. The Fiesta also plays host to a fairground, many arts and crafts stalls as well as live music acts.

In the height of summer those in Bristol usually enjoy average daytime maxima up to 22 °C. Along with this, sunshine hours approach 220 hrs each month for June and July, although for August the figure is lower. Both rainfall accumulation and days of rain are notably lower in Bristol than the UK average.

The first weeks of autumn can still feel warm, with average daytime maxima reaching as high as 18 to 19 °C. Air frost can be expected from mid October which is later than most areas. This is due to Bristol's relatively close proximity to continuing warm sea temperatures. For Bristol, the highest number of days with rain greater than 1 mm are usually in towards the end of autumn, although the figure is lower than the UK average. Concurrently, rainfall accumulation is highest in October and November.

Climate data based on Filton, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 30 October 2014