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  • Mon Monday
    8°C 1°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    5°C 5°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    8°C 5°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    9°C 8°C
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  • Fri Friday
    12°C 9°C
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Monday (24 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 16:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
Tuesday (25 November 2014)
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Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:09 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:07 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 1900 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Mostly dry and frosty tonight with fog in places.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold and clear at first with light winds leading to a widespread frost, and some freezing fog patches. However, it will turn cloudy and breezier across the far south by dawn with a few spots of rain possible. Minimum Temperature -2C.

Tuesday:

Another cold start with any fog slowly clearing. Cloud and outbreaks of rain will continue spreading northwards bringing a dreary and cold day for most. Maximum Temperature 7C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Wednesday. It should be mostly dry on Thursday and Friday, with variable cloud, brighter spells and strengthening winds. Temperatures nearer normal.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Frosty and foggy again tonight. Turning wetter on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A band of occasional rain will continue southeastwards, stalling and fragmenting across southern Scotland and Northern Ireland by dawn. Clearer weather will follow. It will be cold and frosty elsewhere, with freezing fog patches, especially across central and southern Britain.

Tuesday:

Bands of cloud and sporadic rain will edge northwards during the day with some brightness either side. Fog will be slow to clear in places, and it will feel cold.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Outbreaks of rain will continue northwards during Wednesday and it will feel cold. Mostly dry thereafter but increasingly windy from the west on Thursday. Temperatures nearer normal.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 29 Nov 2014 to Monday 8 Dec 2014:

Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times with strong winds in northwest Britain, are likely to move southeastwards across the UK this weekend. Clearer conditions should follow, although a few showers are possible in the north and west. Ahead of this rain it should be largely dry but rather cloudy. Temperatures will be near or slightly above average and overnight fog patches are possible. Thereafter northwestern parts are likely to be often unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain. There is also a risk that southern Britain could be affected by some unsettled weather but it should be largely fine in-between with a risk of overnight frost and fog. Temperatures may become below average in the south and east later. The week after next conditions may turn more generally unsettled.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 9 Dec 2014 to Tuesday 23 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around, or a little above, average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places - this will be more likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground.

Issued at: 1600 on Mon 24 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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