Use my current location crosshair

Bristol

Recent locations
Bristol last 24 hours
  • Fri Friday 27th
    10°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 28th
    12°C 8°C
    Light rain
  • Sun Sunday 29th
    11°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 30th
    12°C 8°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    12°C 7°C
    Cloudy
Friday (27 March 2015)
0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C)
5 5 5 4 5 6 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 5 16 WNW 4 13 WSW 5 11 WSW 4 12 WSW 3 10 SSW 2 8 SSW 2 6 SW 3 7 SW 7 11 W 6 10 WSW 5 9 SSW 5 10 S 5 10 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 11 S 5 11 S 6 12 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 15 SSE 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G M M G G VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
81% 83% 83% 85% 84% 81% 80% 71% 65% 67% 67% 67% 67% 67% 71% 72% 77% 81% 85% 89% 91%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Saturday (28 March 2015)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
8 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 11 10 10 9 9 9 9 9
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 20% 40% 20% 50% 50% 10% 20% 20% 80% 80% 90% 40% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 7 15 S 7 16 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 17 SW 9 20 SW 12 26 SW 13 27 SW 15 30 SW 15 31 SW 18 35 WSW 18 37 WSW 19 38 WSW 19 39 WSW 19 39 WSW 20 41 WSW 18 38 WSW 17 36 WSW 16 32 WSW 15 30 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 30 WSW 15 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G G G M M G G G G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
93% 95% 96% 96% 96% 96% 93% 89% 86% 85% 89% 90% 89% 87% 87% 84% 80% 80% 80% 82% 80% 80% 79% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 18:35 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Sunday (29 March 2015)
0000 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
9 9 10 10 11 11 10 9
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6 6 6 7 7 7 6 6
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 90% 90% 60% 80% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 15 30 WSW 17 34 WSW 21 43 WSW 22 41 W 23 41 W 22 40 W 19 33 W 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG M G G M G G G
Humidity arrow down
81% 91% 91% 90% 86% 83% 84% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:37 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index:3
Monday (30 March 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
8 8 8 9 11 11 11 11
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
5 5 5 6 7 7 7 7
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 30% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 14 26 W 13 25 WSW 11 21 WSW 15 28 WSW 21 40 WSW 22 43 WSW 24 44 W 24 44
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG G G G M G G
Humidity arrow down
88% 82% 87% 86% 87% 90% 91% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 19:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
10 9 8 10 11 11 9 8
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6 6 5 6 8 7 6 5
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 22 40 W 19 35 W 16 30 W 17 33 W 19 38 W 20 38 W 17 31 W 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity arrow down
84% 80% 78% 72% 63% 67% 75% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index:3
leftEarlier Laterright
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0200 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Becoming increasingly cloudy from the west. Winds strengthening overnight.

Today:

It will turn increasingly cloudy from the west with coastal and hill fog but there should be a few bright spells at times across eastern counties. However, rain will spread across Cornwall and parts of south and west Devon. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Patchy rain may affect more the region at times during the night, with low cloud mist and fog becoming more widespread. Winds will strengthen with coastal gales possible by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

A band of rain will sweep across all parts during the morning. It should become drier in the afternoon with isolated showers following later. Very windy throughout with gales possible. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and very windy with gales possible. Spells of rain are likely on most days but there should be some brighter interludes too. Often feeling cold in the wind.

Updated at: 0245 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming increasingly cloudy, wet and windy from the west.

Today:

It will become increasingly cloudy from the west, with patchy rain across far southwestern Britain, along with increasing hill and coastal fog. Showers, some heavy, will affect the far northwest. Mainly dry and bright in the east.

Tonight:

Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards overnight, affecting northern Britain especially with heavy rain and gales. Low cloud, mist and fog will become more widespread across the south.

Saturday:

It will stay very windy, with severe gales possible across the north of the UK. Further heavy rain is likely but it should clear in the afternoon with showers following.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled and windy with further outbreaks of rain, especially in the west. Some brief brighter interludes are likely though. Markedly colder across northern Britain on Tuesday with snow showers.

Updated at: 0236 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 to Thursday 9 Apr 2015:

Unsettled, generally windy with a risk risk of gales, or severe gales, in the north and west, especially Tuesday. A rain band will clear southeastwards through Tuesday, followed by sunshine and blustery showers, most frequent in the northwest where they could turn wintry. Drier Wednesday, although further wind and rain likely returning from the west. Temperatures mild in the south, but colder in the north. Then generally remaining changeable through the remainder of next week and into Easter with spells of wind , rain and showers, mainly across northwestern parts, interspersed by drier brighter conditions, particularly in the south. Showers in the north, possibly wintry over hills at times. Temperatures near average in the south but below in the north with overnight frosts likely here, possibly locally in the south also.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period will probably continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. Current indications are that westerly regime will persist allowing showers or longer spells of rain to affect the UK at times, with northwestern parts likely seeing the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather. There will likely be some drier, more settled periods too, predominantly across the south and east; but across all parts at times. There will therefore probably be a wide range in temperatures with some warmer days, but also some cold nights, with a continued risk of frosts; especially in the north. By mid-April, signals become very uncertain.

Updated at: 1154 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

Weather map

Fri 0400

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) – Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Clear night 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Partly cloudy 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

Video forecast

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