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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    13°C 9°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 29th
    12°C 6°C
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  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 9°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 6°C
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Issued at: 1300 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Rain, locally heavy, clearing to sunny spells. Remaining windy.

Today:

A wet start, with rain, heavy at times, clearing eastwards during early afternoon. Turning drier and brighter during the afternoon with sunny spells for many, but a few isolated showers are also possible. Staying windy, with localised coastal gales likely. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Windy and mainly dry with sunny spells at first. Cloud will increase from the west through the evening with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, and gales moving eastwards from midnight. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Windy, cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, moving eastwards through the day. There will possibly be a drier interlude, though mainly cloudy, through the middle of the day. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy throughout with gales possible on Monday and rain spreading east. Drier and brighter on Tuesday but with gales and showers. Drier and less windy on Wednesday.

Updated at: 0221 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with cloud and rain clearing to sunshine and showers.

Today:

Windy for all parts with gales, especially across northern and western Scotland and northeast England, but steadily easing. Rain clearing south-eastwards and easing with sunny spells following. Showers developing in the north and west, possibly wintry over Scottish hills.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with clear spells at first. Windy in the north with showers continuing in the northwest, locally heavy. Rain and gales spreading to Wales and southwest England by morning.

Sunday:

Windy with local gales likely. Rain, locally heavy in the west, clearing eastwards while brighter, showery conditions in the north spread south-eastwards. Showers locally wintry with thunder in the northwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy with gales likely on Monday with rain spreading east. Drier and brighter Tuesday with blustery showers, heavy and wintry in north with gales. Wintry showers in the north Wednesday.

Updated at: 0221 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Apr 2015 to Saturday 11 Apr 2015:

Cool and showery weather will continue affecting some northern parts on Thursday, whilst further south it will turn cloudier with some rain crossing eastwards, and eventually clearing away southeast during Friday. Into the Easter weekend, it is most likely that we'll see less windy conditions with more fine and dry weather around, though it is likely to feel cool at times with some showers possible for all. Thereafter changeable conditions are expected, most often across the north, whilst high pressure close to the south of the UK, perhaps occasionally amplifying northwards across the UK, is likely to bring some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions across the south west in particular. Temperatures will generally be near average, occasionally just above in sunnier spells, though with localised overnight frost also possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 12 Apr 2015 to Sunday 26 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and perhaps also later in the period. Temperatures are expected to remain close to the average for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights, especially in the north where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1131 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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