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  • Tue Tuesday
    22°C 15°C
    Light shower day
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    22°C 16°C
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    24°C 17°C
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  • Fri Friday
    22°C 17°C
    Light rain
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Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:21 Moon phase: Third quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Mostly dry with further sunshine tomorrow. A few showers later.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be dry for most, with clear spells becoming mostly confined to west Devon and Cornwall as low cloud, mist and hill fog drift in from the east. A mild night, though cooler under clearer skies. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Wednesday:

Early cloud will soon break up to give warm sunny spells. A few showers are possible across the far southwest later, perhaps turning heavy, and it will be breezy here. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

The risk of showers will continue, perhaps especially on Thursday and Friday when they could be heavy and thundery. There will be some very warm sunshine in between. Feeling humid.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Another misty, cloudy night for some. Brighter and warm later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Extensive low cloud, mist and fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK once again tonight, with the chance of drizzle in places too. Dry with some clear spells in the west.

Wednesday:

Many eastern parts staying cloudy with patchy drizzle. Mostly dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells as cloud breaks, but some showers possible later, mainly the far southwest where perhaps thundery.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Further sunny spells for many but cloudier across northeastern areas. Heavy, thundery showers likely to develop, mostly across southern and central parts of the UK where it'll be very warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

Sunday should be mostly fine with sunny spells, although still with the risk of showers in the south, while thickening cloud in the far northwest may bring some light rain later. It is then likely to remain largely settled into early next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler than preceding days, whilst outbreaks of rain alternate with sunshine further north. Later in the week, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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