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  • Thu Thursday 5th
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 6th
    12°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 7th
    13°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday 8th
    11°C 3°C
    Light rain
  • Mon Monday 9th
    11°C 6°C
    Heavy rain
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Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Full 3 Daily air quality index:3
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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry and mild with variable cloud and sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be rather cloudy overnight but it should stay dry with some clear periods, mainly in the south and east. Despite the clear skies, it will be frost-free and milder than of recent nights. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Friday:

Rather cloudy at times but it should remain dry with further bright or sunny intervals for most places. Winds will strengthen through the day but it will turn even milder. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy and mild on Saturday with variable cloud and some brighter spells. Mostly light rain for a time on Sunday and turning cooler. Wind and rain spreading east through Monday.

Updated at: 1511 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely dry, cloudy and mild. Rain in the far northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain across western Scotland edging south for a time, allowing clearer, colder conditions with a slight frost across the far north. Elsewhere will remain rather cloudy, generally dry, milder and frost free. Remaining windy in the northwest.

Friday:

Generally rather cloudy but with some sunny spells, particularly in the south and east. Persistent, locally heavy, rain continuing across northwest Scotland. Windy with gales in the northwest. Staying mild.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Windy with gales and persistent rain across northwestern areas on Saturday, mostly dry elsewhere. Rain moving southeast during Sunday but becoming lighter. Further wind and rain spreads northeast on Monday.

Updated at: 1718 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 10 Mar 2015 to Thursday 19 Mar 2015:

Widespread, locally heavy, rain and strong winds, mainly in the north, will clear north-eastwards through Tuesday morning. More settled conditions will then develop for a time with a cold, locally frosty night to follow, especially in the north. Further outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, with strengthening winds will then spread across the UK early Wednesday before becoming drier again later on. From Thursday there looks to be generally more settled conditions across most parts of the UK as high pressure remains close to the east. However, occasional weather systems will likely still bring cloudier interludes with rain, mainly to northern and western parts. Away from cloud and rain temperatures will often be near or above average leaving conditions often feeling pleasant in sunshine.

UK Outlook for Friday 20 Mar 2015 to Friday 3 Apr 2015:

It looks probable that pressure will remain higher than average across the UK at first. This would bring generally drier than average conditions, but it is likely that there could also be some cloud at times, with some occasional rain or showers, particularly across the north. There are signs that more of a northwest-southeast split will develop in late March with wetter than average conditions probably developing in the northwest, whilst drier conditions and higher than average pressure perhaps persist in the southeast.

Updated at: 1129 on Thu 05 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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