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    23°C 17°C
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    21°C 17°C
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    21°C 13°C
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    18°C 10°C
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 18 Sep 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Turning bright and warm. Risk of heavy showers.

Today:

Early low cloud and mist in the east will slowly clear, leaving another warm day with sunny spells. There is a risk of heavy and thundery showers, mainly Cornwall and Devon, however many places staying dry. Breezy around Cornish coasts. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

The chance of thundery and heavy showers continues overnight. There will be some clear spells in-between but it will turn cloudy with some mist once again in the east. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

Further scattered thundery, heavy showers are expected on Friday, however some places may remain dry. There will be some warm sunny spells too, after another dull start in the east. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy at times on Saturday with some thundery showers but some warm sunny spells developing. Mainly fine with some sunshine on Sunday and Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning mostly bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south.

Today:

Murky to start for many but brightening up with warm sunny spells as low cloud and mist becomes confined to northeastern Britain. Risk of heavy, thundery showers in the south, most likely in the southwest, although many places staying dry.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Risk of thundery showers persists in southern Britain.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across south and central areas. Elsewhere rather cloudy but mostly dry aside from some rain in North Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Bristol Heavy shower day 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Overcast 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Light shower day 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Cloudy 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 Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Overcast 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.