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  • Fri Friday
    21°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 13°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    14°C 8°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Mon Monday
    11°C 6°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    11°C 6°C
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Friday (31 October 2014)
2300
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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2300 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Fine for a time on Saturday, before rain arrives later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and a band of rain, heavy in places, will push eastwards through the evening and overnight period, with clearer and cooler conditions following from the west to reach all parts by dawn. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Saturday:

Largely fine for much of the day with some sunshine. However, more rain and strong winds will push into western parts by late afternoon, and to most areas by midnight. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Overnight rain clearing to sunshine and showers on Sunday. This showery theme will continue through Monday, before showers ease by Tuesday. Windy at times and feeling cooler than of late.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing east overnight with clearer and fresher conditions following.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud and outbreaks of rain will push continue to push southeastwards through the night and reach the southeast by dawn. This rain will be followed by cooler conditions and coastal showers.

Saturday:

Cloud and occasional rain across southeast England slowly clearing to brighter conditions. Elsewhere, largely dry with some sunshine, before further rain and strong winds arrive into western areas by afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain gradually clearing the southeast on Sunday, with brighter and showery weather prevailing thereafter. Turning progressively cooler with overnight frosts becoming increasingly likely, especially across northern parts. Windy at times.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Friday 14 Nov 2014:

Mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with just a few showers in the northeast at first. There will be a marked fall in temperature during the Wednesday evening with a sharp frost likely overnight, especially in the north. Later on Thursday, it will turn wet and windy in the west with some heavy rain possible for a time, and strong to gale force winds, and perhaps reaching severe gale force locally in the far northwest. Thereafter, a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Saturday 15 Nov 2014 to Saturday 29 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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