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Issued at: 0400 on Sat 23 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Rather cloudy at first, becoming pleasantly warm with sunny spells.

Today:

It will be a rather cloudy start for many with some patches of coastal and hill fog. A dry day will then follow with sunny spells developing for all areas. It will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

It will be a generally dry night with light winds and some clear spells at first. However, cloud will gradually build from the north, with some rain likely by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Rather cloudy with patchy outbreaks of mainly light rain for most. The rain gradually clearing south-eastwards through the afternoon with some sunny spells possibly developing in the north later. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Remaining mostly dry with variable cloud and sunny spells throughout the beginning of the week. More cloud and patchy drizzle may affect the extreme southwest at times.

Updated at: 0359 on Sat 23 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally dry with sunny spells. Rain in the northwest later.

Today:

Cloudy with some patchy light rain in the south and southeast at first. Elsewhere, a chilly start followed by a fine, dry day with sunny spells and feeling pleasantly warm. However, cloud and rain will arrive into the northwest later.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain will move south-eastwards to lie across northern England and Wales by morning. Remaining dry and mild to the south and cooler with scattered showers to the north.

Sunday:

Rain across central parts moves south-eastwards and weakens, clearing all but the far southeast by evening. Cooler, brighter conditions will follow with scattered showers affecting northwest Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places will be dry with variable cloud and bright or sunny spells and only isolated showers. Becoming breezy in the northwest on Wednesday, perhaps with some rain or showers.

Updated at: 0355 on Sat 23 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 May 2015 to Friday 5 Jun 2015:

Generally rather cloudy on Wednesday, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle in western areas at first. Some bright or sunny spells probably developing later, particularly in the south and east. Rain and freshening winds may reach the northwest by Wednesday evening. Much more unsettled on Thursday with wet and windy conditions developing across the country. The rest of the outlook period is expected to remain rather unsettled, with showers or some longer spells of rain, especially for northern areas where it could well be windy at times. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected in the south of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest and near average further south and east, though with some warmer days later in the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Jun 2015 to Saturday 20 Jun 2015:

There is considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through much of June. Overall, a rather mixed picture is likely, with rather unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures at first, especially in the north. As we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established across many areas which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 22 May 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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