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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Fine and sunny, after a cold start.

Today:

A cold and crisp start, with frost and perhaps fog for a time. A fine day will then follow with plenty of sunshine and light winds. Temperatures will fall quickly after dusk. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Cold and clear at first with light winds leading to a widespread frost, and the risk of freezing fog. However it will turn cloudy across the far south by dawn. Minimum Temperature -3C.

Tuesday:

Another cold start with any fog slowly clearing. Whilst brighter spells are possible for a time, cloud will continue spreading northwards, bringing outbreaks of rain by the afternoon. Staying chilly. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain Wednesday. These gradually easing later on Thursday with variable cloud, but also some brighter spells possible during Friday. Turning milder, with winds also strengthening.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally fine and sunny. Cloudier with rain across the northwest.

Today:

A cold and crisp start for many, with isolated fog patches clearing. A generally fine and sunny day then follows, however a band of cloud and outbreaks rain will move southeastwards into northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland during the afternoon.

Tonight:

The band of cloud and occasional rain will continue gradually southeastwards, stalling and weakening across southern Scotland and northern England. Elsewhere, cold and frosty, with fog, dense in places.

Tuesday:

Another cold start, with fog patches gradually clearing. A fine but chilly day follows, although some central parts remaining cloudier. Sporadic rain and cloud then spreads north into southern counties.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading north Wednesday. These becoming largely confined to western parts Thursday afternoon and Friday, with brighter spells elsewhere. Turning milder, with winds gradually strengthening.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 28 Nov 2014 to Sunday 7 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and strong winds are likely across the west on Friday and into the weekend. The rain and strong winds will push slowly eastwards through the period with southeastern areas perhaps seeing little rainfall. Southerly winds will reach gale or severe gale force at times in the west/northwest, and draw in milder air than of late; especially by night. The unsettled conditions are likely to persist into the following week. The heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect northwestern areas whilst eastern parts are likely to see the best of the drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal or milder during spells of cloud and rain, but drier and clearer interludes between weather systems will allow an increased risk of frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Monday 8 Dec 2014 to Monday 22 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather pattern during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 0400 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Sunny day 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Fog 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny day 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 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 – Partly cloudy night 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny day 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Clear night 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Clear night 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