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    16°C 14°C
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    15°C 9°C
    Light shower day
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    14°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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    15°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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    16°C 14°C
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Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 16:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Milder but rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle pushing in from the west, with the best of the limited bright spells to the east of the moors. Milder than Wednesday, but it may be a little breezy at times. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

There will be further outbreaks of rain this evening, before a zone of wet weather spreads in from the west bringing more persistent, and occasionally heavy rain. Remaining mild. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

The heavier and more persistent rain should continue eastwards through the morning. Drier and brighter conditions will follow from the west, leaving a mostly fine afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly dry with some brightness on Saturday. Greater chance of some outbreaks of rain on Sunday and Monday, particularly in the west. Becoming breezy with temperatures generally rather above normal.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness, but outbreaks of rain for many. Milder.

Today:

A milder but rather cloudy day for most, with occasional rain almost anywhere. More persistent rain over west/northwest Scotland, this edging towards central Britain later. A few brighter interludes in the south/east, and the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Mild for many; further rain and low cloud in southern and central areas. Clearer but breezy weather should edge south across the northwest, into central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Some early rain in the southeast, with a further zone of rain, occasionally heavy, spreading eastwards across England and Wales. Much brighter weather following but showers for northwestern coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, possibly thundery. More in the way of drier weather elsewhere; brightest towards the south and east. Generally mild, but windy, especially towards the northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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Bristol Cloudy 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Light rain 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Heavy rain 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Light rain 51.0777 -4.0571
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Heavy shower day 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Light rain 51.6731 -4.9084
London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
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 - to such an extent that Edward III proclaimed it to be a county in itself. At one point, Bristol had a strong case for calling itself England’s Second City until the Industrial Revolution brought more status to cities further north.

Bristol’s postcode area occupies great swathes of the coastline of south-west England, from Weston-super-Mare at the boundary’s edge, further south inland to Wedmore, then north-east to Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

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.

Another popular facet of Bristolian life is the support of its two football clubs; Bristol City and Bristol Rovers currently have fans flocking to their games at Ashton Gate and the Memorial Stadium respectively and whenever the two teams meet, it is considered an intense local derby. The Memorial Stadium is also home to Bristol Rugby, the city’s rugby union club.

Bristol is also considered to be something of a cultural hotbed, attracting visitors as well as artists from across the country and overseas. From the Theatre Royal — which serves as the home of the Bristol Old Vic theatre company — to its thriving underground music scene which uncovered ‘trip-hop- acts like Massive Attack and Portishead, the Bristol scene has for many years been at the heart of British culture. Bristol is also the home of Banksy, the mysterious graffiti artist whose anonymity remains to this day — as well as a great many of his contemporaries in the medium. The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery has also been a major attraction to visitors from all over the world.