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    11°C 2°C
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    8°C 6°C
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    10°C 7°C
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  • Sun Sunday 1st
    9°C 3°C
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  • Mon Monday 2nd
    7°C 2°C
    Light shower day
Thursday (26 February 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 2300 on Thu 26 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Cold, dry and sunny start tomorrow. Wind and rain later.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cold night, with clear spells developing for many and winds easing, although the odd isolated shower remains possible. Clear spells will lead to a risk of frost, and possibly some localised icy patches. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Friday:

Generally fine with plenty of sunshine, especially at first. However, thickening cloud and rain will arrive from the west into the evening. Winds strengthening, with a risk of coastal gales. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled on Saturday with rain for most, and strengthening winds. This clearing Sunday with sunshine and blustery wintry showers following, but remaining windy with coastal gales. Further showers on Monday.

Updated at: 1554 on Thu 26 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold overnight with wintry showers and gales in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold overnight with further blustery, wintry showers and hill snow across the northwest, perhaps bringing some localised accumulations, and patchy ice. Mostly clear and cold with a slight frost elsewhere. Windy with gales, possibly severe, in the far north.

Friday:

Generally fine with plenty of sunshine, especially in the east. Showers across the north easing this afternoon. Further cloud, rain and strengthening winds will spread into the west by evening.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Unsettled on Saturday with rain for most, and strengthening winds. This clearing Sunday with sunshine and blustery wintry showers following, but remaining windy with gales in places. Further showers Monday.

Updated at: 1424 on Thu 26 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 to Thursday 12 Mar 2015:

Conditions will be generally unsettled through the start of March with spells of cold, showery conditions interspersed with milder wetter periods. Northwestern parts will see the most frequent rainfall, and perhaps some further snowfall at times. It will also often be windy with gales, occasionally severe, across northwestern coasts and hills. Between these unsettled spells, drier and sunnier periods are likely, most prolonged across southern parts. There is an increasing signal that more prolonged settled conditions are likely to become established into the second week of March, with high pressure developing across much of the UK. The temperatures will vary with the passage of the weather systems, but will generally be near, or just below, normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Mar 2015 to Friday 27 Mar 2015:

There remains an increasing signal for higher pressure to develop at times across much of the UK. This would bring generally more settled conditions with many places dry and often sunny. Temperatures are rather uncertain, but maybe below average at times and cold overnight. This will lead to a risk of overnight frost, along with some local mist or fog patches, although these should quickly clear beneath the early spring sunshine. Whilst some cloudier conditions, along with spells of rain and showers are possible at times, the risk of any prolonged wet and windy conditions will be fairly low.

Updated at: 1100 on Thu 26 Feb 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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