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Tuesday   (04 August 2015)
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Issued at: 2100 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Cloudy with showery rain spreading in overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will soon thicken again this evening with showery rain arriving from the southwest, and continuing northeastwards. Southerly winds will strengthen by the morning, especially over west Cornwall. Minimum Temperature 13°C.

Wednesday:

A changeable day is expected with further rain or showers, heavy at times, and fresh winds, particularly near coasts and hills. A few drier, brighter intervals are likely. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Still a few showers around, these most likely on Friday. However, it will be mainly dry with some decent sunny spells, particularly on Saturday. Much less breezy than recently too.

Updated at: 1429 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with rain spreading from southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will continue to affect parts of the north and it will stay windy here, especially in the northwest. Elsewhere, many areas will be dry this evening, but rain and strong winds will spread into some western parts overnight.

Wednesday:

Further showery rain, mainly in the west at first, but spreading increasingly north and eastwards. The best sunshine in the southeast, though showers probably developing here too, perhaps thundery. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Still some showers in places on Thursday and Friday, but many places dry with sunny spells and lighter winds. Mainly fine and dry on Saturday with some prolonged sunny periods.

Updated at: 1653 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 18 Aug 2015:

Sunday will be mainly dry, bright and warm in the south, while northern and central areas will be rather cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain at times. It will also be windy in the north especially in the northwest, where gales are possible in exposed areas. A similar theme will prevail thereafter, with the north and west having the more unsettled, wetter, windier conditions, although there will be some drier, brighter interludes here at times. The south, meanwhile, will see a good deal of dry, bright weather throughout the period, albeit with a small chance of cloudier intervals. Temperatures will range from near normal in the north and northwest, to warm, or very warm at times, in the south and southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 19 Aug 2015 to Wednesday 2 Sep 2015:

Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any dry and bright spells, with northern areas likely to see more in the way of cloudier, showery weather. However, the north is also likely to see some spells of more settled, drier and brighter weather and the south could still see the occasional brief showery interlude. Temperatures will generally be near normal in the north, but could be locally warm in any brighter periods. The south will generally be warm, with some periods of very warm weather possible.

Updated at: 1653 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Cloudy 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Light rain 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 0m 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