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    9°C 9°C
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    14°C 8°C
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    9°C 2°C
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  • Mon Monday
    8°C 4°C
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    8°C 5°C
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Issued at: 1500 on Fri 21 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Windy with outbreaks of rain continuing, heavy at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud and outbreaks of rain will continue overnight with the rain turning heavy at times, mainly on south-facing hills with extensive hill fog. Winds will remain strong along coasts, but rain and wind gradually will ease later. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Saturday:

The rain will gradually clear to the east and most parts will become dry by the afternoon. However, further rain will likely move across eastern parts later in the day. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain affecting the east of the region at first on Sunday, perhaps clearing for a time before returning westwards later on Monday into Tuesday. Some cold nights where rain clears.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 21 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain continues to spread northeastwards. Windy in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud and outbreaks of rain will continue moving northeastwards across Scotland. Rain will turn heavy at times, particularly across western areas of England and Wales. Windy in the north and northeast. A mild night under the cloud and rain.

Saturday:

Patchy rain continuing across the southeast, perhaps moving north-westwards and turning heavier later. Elsewhere turning generally drier and brighter, but staying wet and windy in the far northeast.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain affecting the south and east on Sunday, perhaps clearing for a time on Monday, then likely returning northwestwards on Tuesday. Otherwise showery rain in the northwest and drier elsewhere.

Issued at: 1600 on Fri 21 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: 1600 on Fri 21 Nov 2014

Weather map

Fri 1700

Weather forecast map for Bristol

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