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    19°C 12°C
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    18°C 13°C
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    19°C 14°C
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    16°C 8°C
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    14°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:16 Sunset: 18:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 18:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Generally cloudy with isolated showers, some sunny spells developing later.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will continue to be generally large amounts of cloud, with the odd spot of rain or drizzle, mainly across the hills. This leading to another fairly mild night, though some clearer spells are likely with localised fog patches possible. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Thursday:

The odd shower is likely to develop during the day but the cloud should break to allow some warm sunny spells for many, especially later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, largely dry with some brightness. Winds strengthening Friday night, as a band of locally heavy rain moves southeastwards before clearing Saturday. Cooler and clearer conditions following, with some showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear chilly night in the north, cloudy and milder elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy with some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds resulting in a cold night with rural grass frosts and localised mist or fog patches possible.

Thursday:

After a cold start in northern areas, mostly dry with sunny spells. Southwesterly winds strengthening with gales in northwest Scotland. Cloudier, warmer elsewhere. Isolated showers in south, but mostly dry.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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Bristol Cloudy 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Light rain 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Light shower day 51.6731 -4.9084
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Light rain 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Cloudy 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 - to such an extent that Edward III proclaimed it to be a county in itself. At one point, Bristol had a strong case for calling itself England’s Second City until the Industrial Revolution brought more status to cities further north.

Bristol’s postcode area occupies great swathes of the coastline of south-west England, from Weston-super-Mare at the boundary’s edge, further south inland to Wedmore, then north-east to Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

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.

Another popular facet of Bristolian life is the support of its two football clubs; Bristol City and Bristol Rovers currently have fans flocking to their games at Ashton Gate and the Memorial Stadium respectively and whenever the two teams meet, it is considered an intense local derby. The Memorial Stadium is also home to Bristol Rugby, the city’s rugby union club.

Bristol is also considered to be something of a cultural hotbed, attracting visitors as well as artists from across the country and overseas. From the Theatre Royal — which serves as the home of the Bristol Old Vic theatre company — to its thriving underground music scene which uncovered ‘trip-hop- acts like Massive Attack and Portishead, the Bristol scene has for many years been at the heart of British culture. Bristol is also the home of Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist whose anonymity remains to this day — as well as a great many of his contemporaries in the medium. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has also been a major attraction to visitors from all over the world.