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Issued at: 0900 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry, bright and very mild today, further rain overnight.

Today:

A mostly dry day with warm sunny spells, the best of these in eastern counties. It will become breezy through the day though, with cloud thickening in the west through the afternoon and outbreaks of rain arriving during the evening. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but rain in the west will spread eastwards overnight, with clearer, cooler conditions following into the far west by dawn. Windy. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Saturday:

Early cloud and rain will clear to leave a dry day with some sunshine. However, further occasionally heavy rain and strong winds will return to western parts by the evening. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain gradually clearing to the southeast during Sunday with cooler, more showery weather following, which will last through Monday. Showers tending to ease through Tuesday. Windy until Monday.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and warm for many, but rain in the northwest.

Today:

A dry day across much of the country with warm sunny spells, especially in the south and east, although outbreaks of rain will continue in the far northwest. Winds will strengthen in the west, with rain edging slowly southeastwards later.

Tonight:

A dry end to the day for many, but cloud, rain and strong winds will continue to move southeastwards overnight, with clearer, showery conditions following into the northwest by dawn.

Saturday:

Rain in the southeast will be slow to clear. Elsewhere, plenty of dry, bright weather, but further rain and strong winds arriving into western areas later in the afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain over central areas gradually clearing to the southeast on Sunday, with cooler, showery weather following and continuing through Monday.Colder still, but showers easing a little on Tuesday. Windy.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Thursday 13 Nov 2014:

On Tuesday, a cool and showery north or northwesterly airstream will affect the UK, with showers most frequent in the northwest where they may fall as snow over hills. It will be windy at times too. Temperatures generally a little below average, and feeling cold in comparison to the recent very mild weather. Showers should gradually ease from around midweek with more in the way of brighter weather, and frost at night. Thereafter a return to more unsettled and windy weather from the west looks the most likely scenario, with spells of rain pushing northeastwards across the country interspersed by brighter, showery and colder days. Some particularly wet and windy weather is a possibility at times. Temperatures are likely to return to nearer normal for November.

UK Outlook for Friday 14 Nov 2014 to Friday 28 Nov 2014:

During this period, the generally west or southwesterly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, especially to northern and western parts of the UK. However, southern and eastern areas may see some drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Spells of unsettled weather are still likely across the south and east though. Daytime temperatures may well be near normal, although it will feel colder during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Fri 31 Oct 2014

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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

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