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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 30 Aug 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Warm sunny spells for most, but cloudier in the west.

Today:

It'll be a mostly cloudy start, with some early mist and fog patches, and perhaps some drizzle over western coasts and hills. Elsewhere, it will be another fine day, with good spells of sunshine and feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 23 °C.

Tonight:

After a fine end to the day, especially in the east, we'll see cloud thickening to bring outbreaks of light rain and drizzle into western coasts and hills overnight. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.

Wednesday:

It'll be a cloudy start, with outbreaks of patchy light rain and drizzle. These should quickly clear away southeastwards, with a mostly dry and bright afternoon to follow. Maximum Temperature 21 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine and dry with sunny spells at first, although cloudier with a little rain for a time on Friday. Further rain is possible on Saturday, with freshening winds.

Updated at: 0415 on Tue 30 Aug 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain spreading southeast tonight and tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland will gradually spread southeastwards into northern England and Wales overnight. Dry, with clear spells elsewhere and perhaps some mist or fog patches, most likely south or southeast England.

Wednesday:

Cloud and rain continuing to spread southeastwards across England and Wales, clearing to bright spells and showers from the northwest. Fine, warm in the southeast for much of the day.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and fine Thursday, though cloudier with rain in the northwest later. Rain pushing southeast Friday, with showers following behind. Breezy Saturday, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Updated at: 1323 on Tue 30 Aug 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 4 Sep 2016 to Tuesday 13 Sep 2016:

Unsettled on Sunday, with showers or longer spells of rain, but also drier, brighter spells. It'll remain unsettled into the start of the week across northern parts, with showers or rain and stronger winds, whereas it should become largely drier in the south. Perhaps a longer, dry, settled spell developing more widely next week. Otherwise, this changeable weather is more likely to continue with showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with drier and brighter conditions. The wettest and windiest weather is likely across the northwest and the driest and sunniest conditions in the south, though even here there is a low risk of thunder at times. Temperatures should be near or above normal, with warm spells in the south and east and rather cool in the northwest at times.

Updated at: 1213 on Tue 30 Aug 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 14 Sep 2016 to Wednesday 28 Sep 2016:

Confidence remains low in the forecast for this period, however the most probable scenario is for the changeable weather to continue at first. This will bring showers or outbreaks of rain to some, these interspersed with drier and brighter interludes. The heaviest rain and stronger winds are likely in the northwest, with the drier conditions and lighter winds in the southeast. A trend towards more widespread drier, settled conditions looks possible for the second half of September. Temperatures are likely to average out above normal.

Updated at: 1214 on Tue 30 Aug 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

Bristol Bristol – Sunny day 51.4541 -2.5866
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Swansea Swansea – Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 50.7179 -3.5327
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny day 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 day 52.0382 -0.7555
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny day 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent – Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Wrexham Wrexham – Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Bristol

Location: 51.4541, -2.5866

Altitude: 1.0 m 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