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    9°C 0°C
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    8°C 2°C
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    7°C 6°C
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    8°C 5°C
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Saturday (22 November 2014)
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Sunday (23 November 2014)
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Issued at: 0900 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

A misty and cloudy morning, but generally brightening up

Today:

A rather cloudy and misty start for most places with hill fog and occasional rain. The rain gradually eases, becoming confined to the far east where it stays mild and murky. Drier, brighter and colder conditions follow from the west. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Rain, low cloud and hill fog pushes northwestwards back across the region overnight. There is a risk of the odd heavy burst of rain, particularly across the south. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Sunday:

Cloud, rain and hill fog clearing, whilst brighter and colder conditions spread in from the west, reaching all but the far east by late afternoon. Frost developing by late evening. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Generally staying cloudy with patchy rain at times, this perhaps turning heavy later on Wednesday. However, brighter and chillier weather may spread into the north and west at times.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly cloudy with rain but turning brighter north and west.

Today:

A mostly cloudy start with hill fog and occasional rain, this particularly heavy across Scotland. The rain gradually eases, becoming confined to the southeast where it stays mild and murky. Drier, brighter, colder conditions push into the north and west.

Tonight:

Rain, low cloud and hill fog pushes northwestwards across much of England and Wales. Mostly dry and clear elsewhere with patchy frost and fog. Showers feed into the far northwest.

Sunday:

Cloud, rain and hill fog will become slow moving over southeast England, whilst brighter and colder conditions over the northwest sink south possibly reaching central parts. Showers continue far northwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Many places generally staying dry with sunny spells by day and frost and fog patches developing overnight. Cloudier across the south with patchy rain, this possibly spreading further north Wednesday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 26 Nov 2014 to Friday 5 Dec 2014:

High pressure and settled conditions over the northeast will decline through Wednesday as unsettled weather across the south and southwest extends northwards. There will be spells of rain in the south and associated strengthening winds. Northeastern areas are most likely to see the best of any drier and brighter weather, with the risk of overnight frost and fog under clear spells. The unsettled conditions are likely to spread to all parts from Thursday onwards, with the heaviest rain and strongest winds most likely to affect western areas. Eastern areas are likely to see the best of any drier interludes. Temperatures will mostly be around normal for the time of year, with some chilly starts and occasional overnight frost.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Dec 2014 to Saturday 20 Dec 2014:

The most probable 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: 0400 on Sat 22 Nov 2014

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