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  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 15°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 13°C
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Wednesday
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Light shower day Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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W 8 17 WSW 6 16 WSW 6 16 WSW 6 16 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 15 SW 6 13 SW 6 12 SW 8 14 WSW 9 16 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 19 WSW 11 19 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 19 WSW 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 15
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79% 80% 83% 84% 84% 84% 85% 84% 80% 76% 71% 68% 68% 69% 74% 74% 70% 71% 70% 69% 74% 79% 83% 84%
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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86% 87% 89% 87% 78% 70% 75% 81% 90%
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0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Saturday
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60% 55% 25% 40% 45% 45% 40% 15%
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Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Sunday
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84% 84% 86% 71% 59% 59% 62% 76%
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Largely dry and fine with warm sunny spells.

Today:

A mainly fine and dry day with mostly light winds once again. Often fairly cloudy through the morning, but becoming brighter with some warm sunny spells into the afternoon and early evening. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Tonight:

Staying dry for most overnight with some lengthy clear spells. It may turn a little cloudier from the west later in the night with a few showers possible towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday:

Some bright or sunny spells with scattered showers developing, some of these perhaps turning heavy later. Still feeling warm in any sunnier intervals, with light winds. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Changeable conditions persist, with scattered, occasionally heavy, showers but also bright or sunny intervals. Rain for a time on Saturday and breezier, but becoming drier and brighter on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers affecting northwestern parts. Drier and brighter elsewhere.

Today:

Most places will see another fine and dry day with bright or sunny spells. Still breezy for a time in parts of the north with scattered showers, some of these turning heavy.

Tonight:

Staying dry across many southern and eastern areas with evening sunshine and clear spells overnight. Partly cloudy with scattered showers continuing further north and west, although becoming less breezy.

Thursday:

Showers will continue across the north and west, turning heavy and perhaps thundery at times, especially Scotland. Drier in the southeast with warm sunny spells, but still with isolated showers.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and showers or rain. Becoming drier in the south on Sunday, but cloudier with rain in north.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 4 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 13 Aug 2014:

Many areas probably starting off fine and generally dry on Monday. However, cloud and rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually spread from the west through the latter part of Monday, through probably not reaching eastern regions until later on Tuesday. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the second half of next week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 14 Aug 2014 to Thursday 28 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 30 Jul 2014

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Bristol Sunny day 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Banbury Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Sunny day 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Sunny day 51.6731 -4.9084
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1m above mean sea level

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 - to such an extent that Edward III proclaimed it to be a county in itself. At one point, Bristol had a strong case for calling itself England’s Second City until the Industrial Revolution brought more status to cities further north.

Bristol’s postcode area occupies great swathes of the coastline of south-west England, from Weston-super-Mare at the boundary’s edge, further south inland to Wedmore, then north-east to Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

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.

Another popular facet of Bristolian life is the support of its two football clubs; Bristol City and Bristol Rovers currently have fans flocking to their games at Ashton Gate and the Memorial Stadium respectively and whenever the two teams meet, it is considered an intense local derby. The Memorial Stadium is also home to Bristol Rugby, the city’s rugby union club.

Bristol is also considered to be something of a cultural hotbed, attracting visitors as well as artists from across the country and overseas. From the Theatre Royal — which serves as the home of the Bristol Old Vic theatre company — to its thriving underground music scene which uncovered ‘trip-hop- acts like Massive Attack and Portishead, the Bristol scene has for many years been at the heart of British culture. Bristol is also the home of Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist whose anonymity remains to this day — as well as a great many of his contemporaries in the medium. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has also been a major attraction to visitors from all over the world.