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Sunday   (31 July 2016)
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Issued at: 0100 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Sunny spells today, then turning unsettled into the working week.

Today:

A fine start to the day with some sunny spells and fairly light winds. Some cloud will bubble up through the course of the morning but it should stay dry. It'll feel pleasantly warm this afternoon under the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Tonight:

A pleasant end to the day with some late sunshine and fair weather cloud. It'll turn increasingly cloudy overnight, with perhaps some light rain in the far west by dawn. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Monday:

A cloudy start and patchy light rain will soon turn fairly persistent across the region, with some heavier bursts. It'll turn rather windy too. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

It'll remain unsettled, with showers or longer spells of rain, and it will be rather windy at times too.

Updated at: 0234 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers today, turning unsettled into the working week.

Today:

A fine start for many, though showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and South East England, the showers in the south soon easing. We'll then see sunshine and scattered showers, and it should feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Some evening sunshine, with most of the showers easing. It'll cloud over with rain perhaps reaching the far west of Wales and South West England by dawn.

Monday:

Rain across Wales and South West England will spread eastwards through the afternoon. This may be heavy at times, and turning rather windy. Sunshine and showers further north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for most on Tuesday and Wednesday. It'll be rather windy too. Clearing to showery, fresher conditions on Thursday and turning less windy.

Updated at: 0230 on Sun 31 Jul 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Aug 2016 to Saturday 13 Aug 2016:

An area of rain in the southeast should clear away to the east on Thursday to leave generally brighter, breezy and showery conditions across all areas through Friday and into the weekend. Through the rest of the period indications are that changeable conditions will prevail. This means that there will be intervals of dry, sunny weather interspersed with periods of rain or showers and strong winds. Northwestern parts are likely to see the heaviest rain and perhaps unseasonably strong winds at times whereas the southeast should experience the best of the drier, brighter weather. Some large swings in temperature are likely, although overall it should average out at close to or slightly below normal for the time of year.

Updated at: 1437 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Aug 2016 to Sunday 28 Aug 2016:

The generally changeable conditions across the British Isles are likely to continue through mid to late August. Further spells of rain are expected to push in from the west, interspersed with drier, brighter and warmer periods, but also with some showers at times. Northern and northwestern parts should have the wettest weather, with the south and southeast seeing the lengthiest dry and fine spells. Some large swings in temperature remain likely, although overall it should continue to average out at close to or slightly below normal for August.

Updated at: 1343 on Sat 30 Jul 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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