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Issued at: 1500 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Some sunny spells developing today. Cloudier and feeling cooler tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few showers possible near the coast, but bright and dry for most parts through this evening. Cloud will build from the north-west later, with patchy rain affecting most places by dawn. Breezy, with north-westerly winds increasing overnight. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Wednesday:

Rather cloudy and feeling cool, with a freshening northwesterly breeze. Patchy rain will gradually ease through the morning, with some drier and brighter conditions developing later in the day. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry on Thursday and Friday, and feeling increasingly warm with light winds and some prolonged sunshine. Some light rain possible early on Saturday, then largely dry, with warm, sunny spells.

Updated at: 1617 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled at times and feeling fresher than of late.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further showers can be expected at times overnight, especially over northern, western and central parts, where rain could be heavy at first. Rather cloudy at times elsewhere, but drier and feeling mild. Staying breezy near coasts.

Wednesday:

Feeling cooler than Tuesday, with cloudy, breezy conditions for most. Rain, or scattered showers slowly becoming confined to more eastern parts, with drier, brighter conditions developing later in the west.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday starting chilly for some, but largely dry with sunny spells. Winds easing. Rain in the northwest Friday, spreading east into Saturday. Driest and warmest in the south and east.

Updated at: 1619 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 21 Jul 2015:

After some initial cloud and rain across the south, it should brighten up later on Sunday, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with further spells of rain. A period of generally unsettled weather is expected to continue, particularly across the northwest UK, into the start of next week. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain, while further south and east conditions will generally be drier, brighter and often warm. Temperatures are expected to be close to or a little above normal, though perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast, particularly in any sunnier interludes.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 22 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 5 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts seeing the best of the fine and dry conditions, with temperatures here often warm. Further north and northwest, more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain or showers at times, but also some drier brighter interludes possible. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with temperatures in the south and southeast occasionally feeling warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1317 on Tue 07 Jul 2015

Weather map

Tue 1600

Weather forecast map for Bristol

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