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    8°C 2°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday 3rd
    6°C 3°C
    Light shower day
  • Wed Wednesday 4th
    9°C 2°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday 5th
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
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    10°C 7°C
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Monday (02 March 2015)
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Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Windy with showers. Some snow falling across hills.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the region, however there will only be snow across the hills where it may accumulate, with rain at lower levels. It will be cold under clear spells. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Tuesday:

It will be cold to start. There will be sunny intervals and a few further wintry showers, and snow will become less likely. Windy around coasts and over hills. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming drier and less windy with clear spells and overnight frost Wednesday. A bright start Thursday, but becoming cloudy and milder with some drizzle possible later. Winds freshening Friday.

Updated at: 1439 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with showers. Some snow for northern and western parts.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will stay windy overnight and wintry showers will continue to feed across the UK, especially in the north and west where snow will accumulate across the hills, with some to lower levels. Cold under clear spells with icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Cold with icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery wintry showers, mostly in the northwest, with snow on hills. Windy, with gales in the north.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming drier with clear spells and overnight frost Wednesday. Cloudy in the northwest with some rain during Thursday and Friday, but largely dry and bright in the southeast. Turning milder.

Updated at: 1439 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 7 Mar 2015 to Monday 16 Mar 2015:

A northwest/southeast split is likely through the weekend with wetter weather in the northwest, with outbreaks of rain probably becoming slow moving. It will also be windy perhaps with gales in places. Drier, brighter, less windy conditions are likely in the southeast, with some sunny spells. It will become mild across the country and may be very mild in some eastern parts. After the weekend, there looks to be a change to more settled conditions to most parts of the UK, however, occasional weather systems will likely bring cloudier interludes with rain to northern and western parts. There is uncertainty in temperatures, but they are likely to be around normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 17 Mar 2015 to Tuesday 31 Mar 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the whole of the UK at first, before more than likely weakening and becoming more focussed across the south of the UK by the end of the month. This would bring generally drier conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers particularly across the north. However, the chance of any prolonged wet and windy weather looks relatively small. Temperatures will most likely be close to average, perhaps slightly below in the south. Some colder nights are possible with the risk of frost, mist and fog in places.

Updated at: 1123 on Mon 02 Mar 2015

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