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Issued at: 1600 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Showers clearing, then mainly dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any lingering showers will quickly clear leaving it dry with some clear spells and light winds. A milder night than of late with temperatures generally staying in double figures. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Sunday:

A fine day for many with long periods of sunshine and light southerly winds. Turning cloudier and winder into the evening with rain in far west. Warmer than recent days. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain move eastwards on Monday. Sunny spells and blustery showers on Tuesday. Drier at first on Wednesday with rain later. Windy at times, especially on Tuesday. Feeling cooler.

Updated at: 1736 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers easing. Breezy in the north.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers will die out for most leaving some clear spells. Cloudier, breezier weather, with some rain or drizzle will develop in western parts, mainly Northern Ireland during the second half of the night. Milder for most than of late.

Sunday:

Windier with rain reaching northern England and Scotland, locally heavy in the west. Fine elsewhere, with the southeast hotter than of late. Cloud and rain will reach the southwest later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Showery rain moves eastwards through Monday, warm in the southeast. Generally cooler with sunny spells and blustery showers for most thereafter. Windy on Monday and Tuesday especially in the west.

Updated at: 1408 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Aug 2015 to Saturday 15 Aug 2015:

Unsettled and often wet conditions are expected to persist in the north on Thursday with southeastern parts having the greatest chance of staying dry with some sunshine, although there is a risk of some thundery showers here later in the day. Generally drier and brighter on Friday, particularly in the southeast. Conditions will then remain generally unsettled with bands of rain, accompanied by strong winds, pushing in from the west at times. These will be interspersed with more showery conditions with the southeast seeing the best of any drier weather. Temperatures are likely to range from rather cool in the north and west to nearer normal in the south and east, although some transient warm spells are possible in the southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Aug 2015 to Sunday 30 Aug 2015:

The unsettled theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1207 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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