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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

A fairly cloudy day with occasional sunnier spells.

Today:

Today will be fairly cloudy and cool but, there should be some brightness too. A few hit and miss showers are possible, especially in the morning, though most should stay dry. Feeling breezy especially on exposed northern coasts. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Tonight:

Overnight cloud will tend to thicken bringing some light outbreaks of rain to most for a time, though by dawn this will start to break up. Minimum Temperature 8°C.

Saturday:

During Saturday cloud will continue to thin through the morning allowing plenty of sunny spells to emerge into the afternoon. It will stay dry throughout the day. Maximum Temperature 17°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

The outlook period looks often cloudy but mostly dry, though there should be some spells of sunshine too. Feeling a little cool for the time of year, especially overnight.

Updated at: 0305 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A mostly cloudy and cool day with some sunnier spells.

Today:

Today will be fairly cloudy and cool for most with often only limited spells of sunshine. Southeast England, Northern Ireland and Scotland may see some showery rain though elsewhere it should stay mainly dry. Feeling breezy around the coasts.

Tonight:

Overnight, showery rain will spread to England and Wales whilst drier and clearer weather arrives from the north, with perhaps a touch of frost possible here.

Saturday:

Apart from some early rain in the south of England, a predominantly dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Winds will be light inland but noticeably breezy around the coasts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

The outlook period looks often cloudy but mostly dry, though there should be some spells of sunshine too. Feeling a little cool for the time of year, especially overnight.

Updated at: 0258 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 8 Sep 2015 to Thursday 17 Sep 2015:

Initially conditions next week are expected to be settled with light winds and variable amounts of cloud allowing some sunshine by day and clear spells by night. Mist and fog patches are likely to form in rural areas during the nights but these will clear fairly readily in the mornings. The afternoon temperature should be close to normal and it should feel pleasant in any sunshine. During the nights and mornings however it will be chilly with ground frosts expected in rural areas. Then as we head towards the weekend the latest indications are that more unsettled and windier conditions are likely to move in from the west. Changeable conditions are then expected during the following week, but with eastern areas possibly remaining dry for much of the time.

UK Outlook for Friday 18 Sep 2015 to Friday 2 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and stronger winds. Temperatures are likely to be generally close to average for much of the time, although both cooler and warmer intervals are possible. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0258 on Fri 04 Sep 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Light rain 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Partly cloudy night 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Light rain 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 – Overcast 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Heavy shower 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