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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Saturday   (13 February 2016)
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Issued at: 0800 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Unsettled with showers and then outbreaks of rain.

Today:

After a chilly start it will be a brighter day with blustery showers and occasional sunny spells. However, more persistent rain will arrive from the west later. Gales also developing later as Storm Imogen approaches. Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Tonight:

Windy with gales and severe gales after midnight, especially over exposed coasts and hills. Rain clearing to scattered heavy showers, these merging into longer spells of rain at times. Minimum Temperature 5°C.

Monday:

Gales and severe gales with gusts of 70-80mph slowly easing later in the afternoon. Scattered, locally heavy, showers will gradually become less frequent through the afternoon too. Maximum Temperature 9°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday will have further showers but less widespread than on Monday. A frosty start then light winds, dry with sunny spells for many on Wednesday. Wet and windy for Thursday.

Updated at: 0435 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy with hill snow and local gales across parts of Scotland, but easing and turning showery later. Elsewhere, sunny spells and showers, these mostly in the west. More persistent rain arrives in the west/southwest later with gales developing.

Tonight:

Rain in the west and southwest moves quickly north-eastwards, clearing most parts by midnight. Blustery, locally heavy, showers will follow. There will be gales in the southwest, increasing severe later.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers, most frequent in the west and turning wintry in the north. Severe gales in southern areas from Storm Imogen, but these will ease through the day.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

During Tuesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease. Light winds with prolonged dry, sunny spells for many on Wednesday. Further wet and windy weather for Thursday. Chilly nights.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Feb 2016 to Saturday 20 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. Turning drier briefly on Monday before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Feb 2016 to Sunday 6 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1.0m 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