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    15°C 9°C
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    14°C 11°C
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    15°C 12°C
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    17°C 13°C
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    17°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Fri 24 Oct 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

Cloud and rain clearing east, with brighter conditions following on.

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of locally heavy rain through the morning, but this should steadily pull away to the east. Brighter conditions will move into Cornwall and Devon from early afternoon, and should extend to most other parts by dusk. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with some clear spells, especially inland and more generally further east, allowing it to turn chilly in sheltered rural areas. A few coastal showers are possible. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

Some sunny spells, especially east of high ground, but also the risk of a few fleeting showers. Generally on the mild side, but quite breezy around exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Often rather breezy and quite cloudy, but mainly dry on Sunday and Monday. Outbreaks of rain may arrive from the northwest later on Tuesday, but with winds falling light.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing from the southeast. Blustery showers in the northwest.

Today:

Cloudy with bands of locally heavy rain across much of England and Wales, clearing erratically from the southeast by evening. Clearer conditions following on, but plenty of showers in the far northwest, where also very windy.

Tonight:

Frequent showers continuing across the northwest, rattling through on strong southwesterly winds. Elsewhere, mainly dry, with some clear spells, especially across central and eastern areas.

Saturday:

Showers, driven on by strong to gale force winds, will continue to affect western Scotland. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest on Sunday and Monday, with rain then spreading southeastwards on Tuesday. Drier further to the south, though some drizzly outbreaks are possible. Mild.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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