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  • Tue Tuesday 21st
    18°C 6°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday 22nd
    17°C 8°C
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  • Thu Thursday 23rd
    16°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 24th
    14°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 25th
    15°C 9°C
    Light shower day
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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Remaining settled with sunshine again on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine evening across the area with late sunshine. It will stay dry overnight with clear skies allowing it to turn chilly across inland parts. It will be breezy around the south coast. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Wednesday:

Another fine and largely sunny day, but it may turn a little cloudier across eastern counties later in the afternoon. It will be a breezy day, especially along the coast. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine on Thursday. More unsettled on Friday and Saturday with fresher winds and outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times. Some sunshine is still likely though.

Updated at: 1545 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and dry overnight. Turning chilly under clear skies.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine, clear evening and night for most, allowing for a touch of frost in sheltered rural areas. Northern Scotland will be cloudier, with the odd spot of rain, and cloud will also encroach onto eastern coasts through the night.

Wednesday:

Another fine day across the UK, though with rather more cloud across northern and eastern areas compared to Tuesday. The sunniest and warmest conditions will be reserved for the southwest.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely fine and dry on Thursday, with sunny spells. However, it will turn progressively more unsettled from the southwest on Friday, with rain or showers for all parts on Saturday.

Updated at: 1545 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

An unsettled weekend to come, with many parts seeing showers or longer spells of rain. Rain should clear southeastern areas later on Sunday morning leaving all parts in a brighter, showery, but cooler airmass, which will then dominate for much of the following week. Most regions will see outbreaks of rain or showers, some of these heavy, with a risk of thunder, and wintry, especially across the higher ground of the north. It will also be windier than of late, and this will accentuate the cold feel. As we move into early May, the changeable and at times, unsettled conditions are likely to continue, but with a tendency for rain to become more focussed towards the north and west, with the brightest conditions further south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The changeable and at times unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into mid May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during changeable weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1256 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

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Tue 1600

Weather forecast map for Bristol

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