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Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: New 3 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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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of drizzle overnight and tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be rather cloudy and breezy overnight with some hill fog and outbreaks of drizzle spreading eastwards. Drier in parts of the east at first, with clear spells possible. The cloud and breeze mean it will stay mild overnight. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

A breezy and largely cloudy day with outbreaks of drizzle. This will be most persistent on western facing upslopes, but will generally be light with some brighter spells possible too. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clears southeastwards through Friday with drier, brighter conditions and some sunny spells on Saturday following a chilly start. Cloudier and breezier Sunday with a little light rain possible.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 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: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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