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Issued at: 0100 on Sat 27 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry tonight, rain in east on Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening will be dry with some good sunny spells before dusk. This will lead to a mainly dry night with clear skies, although showers are expected to spread into the south later. Turning misty in rural spots. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Saturday:

West Devon and Cornwall should have a mainly dry day on Saturday with a little sunshine. East Devon, Somerset and Dorset will be cloudier with a risk of heavy showers. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers on Sunday could become become heavy and thundery in places. Rather cloudy on Monday with a few showers. Cloudy on Tuesday with a little rain in the west.

Updated at: 1431 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly dry tonight, heavy rain across England and Wales Saturday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers across northern Scotland this evening will die out overnight. Elsewhere it will be a dry night with largely clear skies, although some patchy fog may form in eastern England. Risk of thundery showers in the south be morning,

Saturday:

Showery rain will push northwards across much of England and Wales and will become heavy, and thundery in places. Further north it will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Showers on Sunday, heavy and thundery in places. Rather cloudy on Monday with a few showers. Sunny spells in the east on Tuesday, but patchy rain in the west.

Updated at: 1426 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 to Friday 9 Sep 2016:

A band of rain will move southeastwards across the country on Wednesday. There is a risk of thundery showers breaking out ahead of the rain across central and southeastern parts of England. Brighter but showery weather will follow into the northwest, but southern and eastern parts are likely to become mainly dry. The weather through the rest of the period is likely to be changeable with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some dry and brighter periods. The wettest and windiest weather is likely to occur in the north and west, although there is a low risk of thundery showers affecting the south at times. Temperatures will be generally near or a little above normal, although there is the chance of some warmer spells, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1204 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Thursday 8 Sep 2016 to Thursday 22 Sep 2016:

There is some doubt in the detail of the forecast for this period, but the most likely scenario is for westerly or southwesterly winds to dominate. This will bring changeable weather, with showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by some dry and bright periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain is expected to occur in the north and west, where it could also be windy at times. The best of the brighter weather probably occurring in the south and east. A trend towards drier and more settled conditions looks more possible during the second half of September. Temperatures through this period are likely to be generally above average, with any colder spells being transient.

Updated at: 1204 on Fri 26 Aug 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1.0 m 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