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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 15°C
    Heavy rain
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 14°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday
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Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:16 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 20:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Rain clearing northeastwards this evening. Becoming dry overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will gradually clear to the east later this evening, leaving most places dry overnight with clear spells developing. It may turn cloudy again across western parts later though, with one or two showers possible by dawn. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Thursday:

Mostly dry and bright to start the day with sunny spells, particularly in the east. Cloudy at times further west with some showery rain, spreading eastwards later. Breezy near coasts. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Rather windy on Friday but easing through Saturday. Mostly dry on Sunday, with bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain in southwest, spreading northeastwards. Clearer conditions follow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across the southwest will continue moving northeastwards overnight, becoming heavy at times in the west. Breezy near the rain, especially in the northwest with near gales. Clearer conditions across the far northeast and following into southwestern areas later.

Thursday:

Rain continuing northeastwards, affecting the Northern Isles by afternoon. Elsewhere largely dry with sunny spells, though a few showers likely, merging at times in the west. Windy, especially in northwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A mix of sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Winds easing Saturday. Sunday starting dry, but rain and strong winds returning into northwest later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 10 Sep 2014:

Remaining generally unsettled on Monday with further outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy in the far northwest with the risk of gales, spreading eastwards. Drier and brighter in the south though, with light winds. More settled conditions will gradually spread in from the west on Tuesday, with southern areas likely to see the best of the drier, brighter and warmer weather, whilst some northern parts could see a few showers but also some sunny intervals and light winds. Towards the end of the period, a return to more changeable conditions is likely, with northern and western areas in particular likely to see some rain at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal at first, though feeling chilly in strong winds on Monday, then gradually increase to a few degrees above average.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Sep 2014 to Thursday 25 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then probably most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the most prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

Weather Map

Wed 2300

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Bristol Light shower night 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Heavy rain 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Heavy rain 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Heavy shower night 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Heavy rain 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Light rain 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Light shower night 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Light rain 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Heavy shower night 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Light rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
London Light rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
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 - to such an extent that Edward III proclaimed it to be a county in itself. At one point, Bristol had a strong case for calling itself England’s Second City until the Industrial Revolution brought more status to cities further north.

Bristol’s postcode area occupies great swathes of the coastline of south-west England, from Weston-super-Mare at the boundary’s edge, further south inland to Wedmore, then north-east to Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

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.

Another popular facet of Bristolian life is the support of its two football clubs; Bristol City and Bristol Rovers currently have fans flocking to their games at Ashton Gate and the Memorial Stadium respectively and whenever the two teams meet, it is considered an intense local derby. The Memorial Stadium is also home to Bristol Rugby, the city’s rugby union club.

Bristol is also considered to be something of a cultural hotbed, attracting visitors as well as artists from across the country and overseas. From the Theatre Royal — which serves as the home of the Bristol Old Vic theatre company — to its thriving underground music scene which uncovered ‘trip-hop- acts like Massive Attack and Portishead, the Bristol scene has for many years been at the heart of British culture. Bristol is also the home of Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist whose anonymity remains to this day — as well as a great many of his contemporaries in the medium. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has also been a major attraction to visitors from all over the world.