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Issued at: 0900 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Rain in the north and west, drier elsewhere.

Today:

A largely fine start, with rain spreading into the west. The rain, heavy over the hills, will spread across northern and western parts during the afternoon. Elsewhere will remain generally dry but rather cloudy. It will be breezy for many. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will slowly clear all but the far east by morning, where it is likely to turn heavy. Drier but rather cloudy conditions will follow with some showers. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Tuesday:

After a rather cloudy start, the cloud will tend to break up. It will then be a breezy day with sunny spells and scattered showers. The showers heavy at times. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled on Wednesday and slightly cooler than of late, with sunshine and showers. Mostly fine with some sunshine on Thursday. Remaining dry with sunny spells on Friday and turning warmer.

Updated at: 0227 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and breezy in the west, drier and brighter elsewhere.

Today:

Turning wet and breezy from the southwest, with some locally heavy rain across western hills. East and southeast England and north and east Scotland will be mostly dry with some sunshine, although isolated showers are possible in northern Scotland later.

Tonight:

Patchy rain in the west moves slowly eastwards, becoming heavy across the Midlands and central southern England by morning. Rain also moves northwards across Scotland. Mainly dry, but cloudy elsewhere.

Tuesday:

Heavy showery rain will clear southeast England through the morning. Outbreaks of rain will persist across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be variable cloud with sunny spells and scattered showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled on Wednesday and cooler, with sunshine and showers. Mostly fine on Thursday with rain in the northwest later. Mainly fine with rain in the northwest Friday and turning warmer.

Updated at: 0223 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Jul 2015 to Sunday 19 Jul 2015:

Fine, dry and warm across many parts of the UK on Friday, although occasional rain will affect the far northwest. The fine, dry and warm weather could hang on in the far southeast of the country until the end of next weekend, but otherwise turning more unsettled with rain, perhaps heavy and thundery, spreading slowly and erratically east. This then heralds a change to a more unsettled interlude next week, with bands of rain and showers affecting most parts at times. However, the heaviest and more frequent spells of rain will tend to be in the northwest, with southern and eastern parts of the UK still having some spells of dry, bright and warm weather.

UK Outlook for Monday 20 Jul 2015 to Monday 3 Aug 2015:

For the rest of July and into the early part of August the pattern of warm, dry spells interspersed with relatively short-lived more unsettled spells of weather, which has dominated so far this summer, is most likely to continue. Frequent spells of rain and showers are most probable in the north and west, with a good deal of fine, dry weather likely further south and east. Overall temperatures are likely to be on the warm side of average and there could be occasional spells of hot weather, especially in the south and east. Generally probably drier than average for many parts of the UK, but there is still a risk of some heavy showers or thunderstorms, especially in the warmer spells of weather.

Updated at: 1240 on Sun 05 Jul 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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