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Thursday (29 January 2015)
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Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:53 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index:2
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Issued at: 1500 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Some snow showers. Cold in strong northwesterly gales.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing in the west through the night, these wintry over the hills. Showers in the east easing however, although cloud increasing later with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow possible. Gales giving a significant wind chill. Patchy frost. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Friday:

Cold in strong northwesterly winds. Cloudy at first with wintry outbreaks possible in the east, but becoming bright with some sunny spells in most places. Some coastal showers possible however. Maximum Temperature 8C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Colder northerly winds will become established through Saturday. There will be some sunny spells, but also snow showers are possible on Sunday and Monday. Widespread frosts overnight.

Updated at: 1558 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with further wintry showers, especially north and and west.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wintry showers continuing, but snow mostly confined to the hills. Showers most frequent in the north and west where remaining breezy, but also affecting the southeast late in the night. Icy stretches developing on untreated surfaces. Gales in the southwest.

Friday:

Feeling cold in brisk north or north-westerly winds, gales in the northwest. Further wintry showers for many with hill snow, mainly north. Sunny spells elsewhere. Icy in places.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold northerly winds becoming established on Saturday, bringing snow showers to northern parts and extending to windward coasts on Sunday and Monday, with drier conditions further inland. Widespread overnight frosts.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Feb 2015 to Thursday 12 Feb 2015:

The general cold feel to the weather will continue during the first week of February, as the northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country. Showers will be frequent across northern parts and may affect other coastal areas at times, with widespread overnight frost and ice too. There is a low probability of more widespread rain and snow over south-western areas, in the first couple of days. Strong northerly winds at first, with gales in places, will lead to a significant wind chill, this gradually easing. The driest and brightest weather will be across sheltered southern parts. There are signals for a change to less cold temperatures and spells of rain by next weekend, though there is still a risk of snow, frost and ice at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Feb 2015 to Friday 27 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing drier conditions but with colder temperatures than average, particularly to the south.

Updated at: 1537 on Thu 29 Jan 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bristol

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