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Issued at: 0400 on Sat 29 Nov 2014

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry today with sunny spells developing. Mist and fog tonight.

Today:

A rather cloudy start but staying dry throughout the day. Sunny spells should develop quite widely by late morning and it will be mild for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Clear spells and light winds will lead to fairly extensive low cloud, mist and fog forming overnight. It will stay dry though. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Fog and low cloud will be slow to lift and clear but some bright spells are likely later in the day. It will stay dry but feel cooler than Saturday. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Rather cloudy and murky on Monday but overnight rain will introduce clearer and colder conditions. Tuesday and Wednesday should then be mostly fine and dry, with overnight frost and fog.

Updated at: 0251 on Sat 29 Nov 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry in southern Britain; some rain in the north.

Today:

Dry and mild across southern parts of the UK with sunny spells. It will be cloudier further north with patchy rain or drizzle, heavy at times across the northeast, and later the northwest.

Tonight:

Rain will fragment and move southeastwards towards northern England with clearer spells following by dawn. It will stay dry further south with mist and fog forming.

Sunday:

Mostly dry with fog clearing slowly across parts of southern Britain. Some sunshine across the north and west, although patchy rain is possible in southeastern England later. Colder than Saturday.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A weakening band of rain will move southeastwards across the UK on Monday and Tuesday, with clearer, colder conditions following and an increasing risk of frost. Windy across northern Britain.

Updated at: 0234 on Sat 29 Nov 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Dec 2014 to Friday 12 Dec 2014:

After a frosty start on Wednesday, it will be a dry but rather chilly day in the south, with sunny spells. It will tend to be cloudier and windier across the north with outbreaks of rain possible in the west. Through the rest of the week, pressure will continue to build from the west, bringing largely settled weather with variable cloud and sunny spells with the risk of frost and fog patches forming by night. However, northwestern parts will tend to be windier with occasional rain and hill snow. Temperatures are likely to be below average, especially where fog lingers and perhaps in the north over the weekend. Into the week after next, there is an increasing likelihood of more unsettled conditions spreading back to all areas.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Dec 2014 to Saturday 27 Dec 2014:

There is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period. However, the most likely scenario is a trend towards more unsettled and, at times, windy weather, especially in western parts of the UK, with eastern parts seeing the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning frost and fog in places. There is also a chance of some snow on higher ground in the north.

Updated at: 0234 on Sat 29 Nov 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Partly cloudy night 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 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 – Partly cloudy night 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Partly cloudy night 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Heavy rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Light shower night 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Partly cloudy night 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Light 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.

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