Use my current location crosshair

Bristol

Recent locations
Bristol last 24 hours
  • 7°C

    4°C

    Sunny intervals
  • 7°C

    4°C

    Cloudy
  • 5°C

    2°C

    Light rain
  • 6°C

    1°C

    Cloudy
  • 6°C

    0°C

    Cloudy
  • 7°C

    2°C

    Sunny day
  • 7°C

    2°C

    Light rain
Thursday   (11 February 2016)
1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
3 4 6 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1 3 4 5 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 10% 30% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 1 6 SSE 3 5 S 4 7 SSW 4 8 SW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 S 5 10 SSW 6 11 S 6 12 S 6 12 S 5 11 S 5 12 SSE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M G G VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
86% 83% 75% 73% 69% 70% 72% 76% 79% 82% 83% 86% 87% 87%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Friday   (12 February 2016)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 5 11 SE 5 12 SE 5 12 SE 5 11 ESE 5 11 ESE 5 10 ESE 5 11 ESE 6 12 E 5 11 E 5 10 E 5 10 E 5 11 E 5 11 E 4 9 E 4 8 E 4 9 ESE 4 9 ESE 4 8 SE 5 10 SE 6 11 SE 6 13 SE 7 14 SE 8 16 ESE 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
89% 91% 91% 92% 91% 92% 92% 92% 91% 91% 89% 85% 83% 82% 82% 82% 84% 86% 87% 88% 89% 91% 91% 91%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Saturday   (13 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast
Temperature (°C)
5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 90% 90% 90% 30% 60% 60% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 11 21 ESE 13 27 ESE 14 27 E 15 29 ENE 14 29 NW 13 27 NW 11 22 NW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M M M M M G G
Humidity arrow down
91% 90% 91% 92% 90% 89% 90% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunday   (14 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
Temperature (°C)
3 3 3 3 4 6 4 3
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 -1
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 8 16 NNW 7 14 NNE 7 14 N 8 16 N 11 22 N 12 25 N 11 21 NNW 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
88% 88% 88% 88% 76% 67% 70% 77%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Monday   (15 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C)
2 1 1 2 5 6 4 3
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3 -4 -4 -3 0 1 -1 -2
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNW 12 23 NNW 13 26 NNW 14 27 NNW 17 32 N 19 38 N 18 36 NNW 14 28 NNW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
77% 77% 78% 71% 59% 55% 65% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Tuesday   (16 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
1 1 0 1 5 6 4 3
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3 -4 -4 -2 3 4 3 1
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
N 11 20 NNW 11 19 NNW 9 17 NNW 8 14 N 8 17 N 6 14 W 5 9 WSW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
78% 82% 85% 82% 68% 62% 74% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Wednesday   (17 February 2016)
0000 0300 0600 0900 1200 1500 1800 2100
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C)
3 3 3 4 6 6 5 5
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 7 13 WSW 8 14 SSW 8 16 SW 10 18 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 23 SSW 11 21 SW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG G G G G
Humidity arrow down
82% 83% 86% 83% 77% 79% 84% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0800 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

A mix of showers and drier spells, feeling cold.

Today:

After a frosty start with some patches of fog, showers will continue in places, particularly in the south. Between these showers there will be some prolonged dry periods with some sunny spells, though it will feel cold. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Tonight:

Showers will continue through the first part of the night, with some more prolonged rain possible later. It will be another cold night with frost in places. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Friday:

It will be largely dry but cloudy through the day tomorrow with some patchy rain later. Winds will be light but it will again feel cold. Maximum Temperature 9°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain, sleet and some hill snow will push up from the southwest on Saturday, with drier, sunnier, conditions following from Sunday, with a few wintry showers and turning much colder.

Updated at: 0041 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of sunshine but feeling cold, with showers in places.

Today:

A cold and frosty start, then staying largely dry with plenty of sunshine. However there will be some showers in the west, with rain sleet and hill snow slowly moving southwards across Scotland.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry overnight with clear spells and light winds. Further showers in the south with rain and hill snow pushing into northern Scotland later in the night.

Friday:

A few fog patches to start the day. Rain and hill snow will continue southwards across Scotland, with showers across the south but still plenty of drier weather.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain across southern parts at the weekend, turning to sleet or snow in places. Brighter further north with wintry showers. Sunny for most on Monday but with further wintry showers.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 15 Feb 2016 to Wednesday 24 Feb 2016:

Rather cold conditions are likely at first, with showery conditions across the east and far southwest, and fine conditions elsewhere. Showers are likely to be a mix of sleet, snow and hail, and there will be a widespread overnight frost. It should then turn drier from the west by Tuesday, but remaining cold with widespread, locally severe, overnight frosts. Later next week, unsettled, changeable conditions should gradually return from the west, with a band of cloud and rain making erratic progress eastwards, which may also give some transient snow in places. Thereafter, it should remain unsettled with northwestern areas seeing the wettest, windiest weather, and southeastern areas likely to see more in the way of drier spells. Temperatures returning to near normal, although with overnight frosts still possible.

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Feb 2016 to Thursday 10 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the end of February will be dominated by unsettled, changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northwestern areas, while southeastern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, with the chance of occasional frosty nights where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. Into early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will more likely persist in the north and west.

Updated at: 0035 on Thu 11 Feb 2016

Weather map

Thu 1100

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 day 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Light rain 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Light shower day 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 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 intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Sunny intervals 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Heavy shower day 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 – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1.0m above mean sea level

Video forecast

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