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Issued at: 0300 on Wed 25 May 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Lengthy spells of sunshine in the far southwest.

Today:

Today will be cooler across the region generally than yesterday. A sunny start in places, but thicker cloud will spread in from the northeast through the day, though still some sunshine in places. It should stay dry everywhere. Maximum Temperature 16 °C.

Tonight:

A dry night across the region, with extensive cloud in northern parts giving a milder night here. Clear spells and chilly across southern and south-western parts. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.

Thursday:

Northern parts will see a cloudy start, with more sun later. Southern parts will see some warm sunny spells, more so in the afternoon, and perhaps a light shower. Maximum Temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday and Saturday, locally heavy with thunder. Drier on Sunday with plenty of sunshine. Some mist overnight. Light winds.

Updated at: 0240 on Wed 25 May 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier and cooler today, with rain in central parts.

Today:

Today will generally be cloudier and cooler than yesterday. Western areas will hang on to the sunshine the longest, before turning cloudier. Rain, heavy in places, will begin to spread across east and north England.

Tonight:

A milder night than of late, with extensive cloud cover apart from the far south. Rain will continue across some central and northern parts, but will turn lighter and patchier.

Thursday:

Cloud and further rain across the central swathe of Britain will be lighter and patchier than on Wednesday. Best of the sunshine in the far north and south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across northern England on Friday gradually easing. Many places then dry with sunny spells but some heavy showers developing in southern areas. Becoming warmer generally.

Updated at: 0239 on Wed 25 May 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 29 May 2016 to Tuesday 7 Jun 2016:

Much of the United Kingdom, especially the northwest, will see dry, bright and reasonably warm weather over the Bank Holiday weekend. However some parts of both Wales and the southern half of England will have scattered heavy showers in between bright or sunny spells, with hail and thunder likely. There is also a chance that more widespread rain and strong winds will move in from the continent to affect southern and eastern areas later on. Then next week it will start unsettled across central, southern and eastern parts with showers or longer spells of rain, again probably heavy and thundery in places. However as the week goes on it looks likely that more settled conditions will encroach from the west and north and become established through into the following week.

Updated at: 1237 on Tue 24 May 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 8 Jun 2016 to Wednesday 22 Jun 2016:

Currently it looks likely that generally settled conditions will continue through the first half of June. Thus we can expect a good deal of dry and bright weather for most, particularly in the northwest, but with a few wetter intervals mixed in, these potentially thundery. The temperature will most likely be a bit warmer than the June average on the whole, especially in the west and south. Then as we head towards the latter part of June there are currently no strong signals for any weather out of the ordinary, although there remains a small chance of more unsettled conditions becoming established.

Updated at: 1221 on Tue 24 May 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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