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  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    10°C 7°C
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  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    9°C 8°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    11°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    13°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 5th
    13°C 7°C
    Cloudy
Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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Issued at: 2200 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Breezy around coasts.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain overnight, these turning heavy and persistent at times, more particularly towards the northeast with rain across Devon and Cornwall likely to be patchier. Becoming breezy, especially around the coasts and across moors and hills. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Thursday:

Remaining cloudy with outbreaks of rain for most, although it will be patchier than the rain that will have been seen overnight. Winds easing and becoming light. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with rain at first, then becoming dry through Good Friday. Largely dry with light winds on Saturday and Easter Sunday, generally cloudy too, but with some sunny spells.

Updated at: 1553 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers dying out in northeast. Cloudy with rain in southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Breezy in the northeast with some wintry showers at first, soon easing with clear spells developing. Becoming cold with icy patches too. Western England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, heavy and persistent at times.

Thursday:

Bright with some sunshine in northern and eastern parts. Cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain in the south and west. Cloud and further rain slowly spreading northeastwards from the afternoon.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with rain at first, then becoming dry through Good Friday. Largely dry with light winds on Saturday and Easter Sunday, generally cloudy too, but with some sunny spells.

Updated at: 1549 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 15 Apr 2015:

It should remain largely dry with some sunny spells and light winds on Easter Monday, particularly over southern and southwestern parts, however skies will likely remain fairly cloudy in general. Parts of the northwest may be affected by some light rain and drizzle too. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather and with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and western parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southeast into other parts of the country.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Apr 2015 to Thursday 30 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will decline away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled and windier weather should also be expected with colder, and occasionally showery conditions, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1210 on Wed 01 Apr 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 – Light rain 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 – Overcast 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Heavy rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Light rain 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Reading – Light rain 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Birmingham – Heavy rain 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Light rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Heavy rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Light rain 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Heavy rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Heavy rain 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