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  • Sun Sunday 29th
    12°C 6°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    10°C 7°C
    Light rain
Sunday (29 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (30 March 2015)
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Warnings for Bristol
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Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:39 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Staying windy and unsettled.

Today:

A wet, windy morning with some heavy rain and coastal gales. Turning drier and brighter during early afternoon and becoming less windy. Cornwall and west Devon remaining rather cloudy with occasional rain before further outbreaks of rain move eastwards later. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy overnight for all. Mainly dry with clear spells in the east, however, cloud in the west will gradually spread eastwards. Outbreaks of rain also moving eastwards, but easing. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Monday:

Breezy and cloudy with some light rain at first. Wind increasing into the afternoon with coastal gales and outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, spreading east to all parts. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Early rain clearing to blustery showers with sunny intervals on Tuesday. Brighter with fewer showers on Wednesday, and becoming less windy. Turning wet and windy on Thursday.

Updated at: 0448 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain clearing to showers, wintry in the north.

Today:

Windy, with gales and locally heavy rain in the south clearing eastwards across England, though showery conditions following with some thunder possible later. Brighter, showery conditions in the north, turning increasingly wintry across Scotland with snow likely over hills.

Tonight:

Generally windy, cold with clear spells for many. Showers continuing in the north, wintry across Scotland, possibly even to low levels. Cloudier, milder with outbreaks of rain in the southwest.

Monday:

Windy with local gales. A cold, bright start with rain then arriving from the west during the afternoon, locally heavy. Becoming drier later with blustery showers in the far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy with sunshine and showers, most frequent, wintry, locally thundery with widespread gales in the northwest Tuesday. Winds and showers easing through Wednesday. Cloudier with outbreaks of rain Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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