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Issued at: 1700 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Outbreaks of rain tonight and Tuesday morning, brightening up later.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and tonight will be cloudy with outbreaks of mainly light rain. Later in the night it is expected to become misty with fog forming over the Moors and across some coasts. Minimum Temperature 14 °C.

Tuesday:

Dull with outbreaks of mainly light rain and fog over moors and coasts. It will become dry and brighter later in the afternoon with some sunshine, feeling warmer than today. Maximum Temperature 19 °C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Breezy and rather cloudy on Wednesday, but mostly dry. Rain overnight and during Thursday but becoming dry and brighter later. Sunny spells and a few showers on Friday, feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1420 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain tonight, gradually brightening up on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

This evening and tonight will be cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain. Much of the rain should be light, but some heavier bursts are possible. Fog is likely to affect western coasts and hills later.

Tuesday:

Rain at first, but becoming brighter with a few showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland during the morning. Wales and England brightening up from the west after midday, feeling warmer.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wet and windy across the north on Wednesday, breezy further south with rain in the west. Rain in the south on Thursday, otherwise sunshine and blustery showers , feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1416 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 1 Oct 2016 to Monday 10 Oct 2016:

The weekend will be breezy, with a risk of gales at times in the north and west. Showers or longer spells of rain are likely, which will be most persistent in northern and western parts, with the best of any bright spells in the southeast. Changeable conditions are expected to continue through the rest of the period with mainly west or southwesterly winds dominating. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed by some brighter periods. The most persistent rain occurring in the northwest, where there is also the risk of occasional gales. Some good brighter spells are possible in the southeast. Temperatures a little below average at first, but then rising to near or above average in the south, and perhaps also at times further north.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 11 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 25 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October. However, the most likely scenario is for a continuation of mainly west or southwesterly winds. This will bring changeable weather with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with some dry and bright periods. The north and west is likely to see the heaviest and most persistent rain, with also strong winds or gales at times. The south and east is likely to see the best of the dry and bright conditions, with the possibility of some more prolonged settled spells. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1205 on Mon 26 Sep 2016

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Cloudy 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 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 – Light rain 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Cloudy 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 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) – Light rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Light rain 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Light shower night 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Heavy shower night 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1.0 m 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