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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Largely fine and hot but with isolated thunderstorms.

Today:

Staying fine for most with sunny spells. Despite this, there is a continued risk of very isolated thunderstorms developing and it may possibly be cloudier in some coastal areas. Very warm or hot, particularly towards the east of the region. Maximum Temperature 30°C.

Tonight:

After a fine evening with late sunshine, largely dry overnight before cloud thickens later with the threat of showers across the region. Staying warm and muggy. Minimum Temperature 15°C.

Thursday:

Any early showers will clear through the morning to leave a fine day with light winds and sunny spells. Less hot than Wednesday, but remaining very warm. Maximum Temperature 25°C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday. largely fine with temperatures rising later giving thundery outbreaks by late afternoon and overnight. Saturday, storms clearing, turning sunnier and feeling fresher. Sunday, staying largely fine, sunny and warm.

Updated at: 0317 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and locally very hot. Isolated severe thunderstorms.

Today:

Many parts will enjoy a fine day with sunny spells. Despite this, isolated thunderstorms may develop, mainly across central and western parts and perhaps becoming more widespread across northern England and Scotland later. Widely hot but locally very hot.

Tonight:

Thunderstorms across northern areas moving north, clearing most parts by dawn. Largely dry and clear elsewhere before thundery showers push north across some southern areas later. Warm and muggy.

Thursday:

Overnight showery rain, possibly thundery, transferring east through the day. Drier elsewhere but with locally heavy showers across northern parts. Less hot for most but staying warm or very warm.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, fine and becoming very warm with thundery outbreaks later. Saturday, storms easing with clearer fresher weather following. Sunday, largely fine but with showers across northwestern and possibly southeastern areas.

Updated at: 0218 on Wed 01 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 14 Jul 2015:

Many places will have a dry morning on Sunday, with sunny spells. However, some showers may develop during the afternoon, mainly in the north and the west. Temperatures will generally be near or just above average, though perhaps still very warm in the southeast. From the new working week onwards, there is an increasing risk of some rain spreading into the west and northwest at times, but most places look to stay mainly fine and dry, especially in the far south and southeast. Temperatures will remain near or slightly above average for many, though the very warm and humid conditions could perhaps return to the south and southeast at times, accompanied by some heavy showers or thunderstorms.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Jul 2015 to Wednesday 29 Jul 2015:

Many southern and central parts of the UK are likely to be mainly dry, often with fine, warm conditions. Towards the north and northwest there is more of a risk of seeing spells of more unsettled weather, however any periods of rain may well be less frequent than normal with some good periods of dry weather expected here as well. Temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average in the northwest, but in the southeast it will be very warm for the time of year, and could possibly become hot at times. With these warmer temperatures there is a continued low risk of occasional thundery outbreaks, especially in the southeast.

Updated at: 1226 on Tue 30 Jun 2015

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