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Tuesday   (27 September 2016)
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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry tonight, then turning cloudy and breezy tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a dry night tonight, with clear spells and mostly light winds. Turning cloudy across the far west by the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 12 °C.

Wednesday:

Starting dry and bright for most, though cloud thickening during the day. Some light rain or drizzle likely in the west by the afternoon and turning breezier too. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing southeast during Thursday. Breezy at first too, though winds tending to ease. Friday and Saturday will see sunshine and blustery showers

Updated at: 1522 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy in the north, rain tomorrow. Drier in the southeast.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining windy in the north tonight, with showers continuing across northern Scotland. It'll be a drier night elsewhere, with clearer spells, though turning cloudy across Northern Ireland with rain pushing in by the end of the night.

Wednesday:

Rain and strong winds in Northern Ireland will spread into Scotland during Wednesday, with some light rain or drizzle developing across western England and Wales too. Dry and bright elsewhere.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday, cloud and rain slowly clearing southeast, with blustery showers in the north. Very windy in Scotland. Sunshine and further blustery showers on Friday and Saturday and thunder possible too.

Updated at: 1427 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 2 Oct 2016 to Tuesday 11 Oct 2016:

Generally a brighter end to the weekend, with sunshine and a few showers on Sunday and lighter winds, though becoming cloudier and windier later as outbreaks of rain spread in from the west during the start of the week. Changeable conditions are then expected to continue through the remainder of the period bringing showers or longer spells of rain interspersed by drier and brighter periods. The heaviest and most persistent rain along with the stronger winds are likely to occur in the west and northwest, whereas eastern and southeastern parts should see more prolonged drier and brighter spells. Temperatures near normal at first, though soon rising to slightly above average and perhaps even warm at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1219 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

UK Outlook for Wednesday 12 Oct 2016 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2016:

There is currently low confidence for the forecast during the second half of October, however the most likely scenario is a continuation of the more changeable conditions. The north and northwest is likely to see the most unsettled weather, with strong winds and showers or longer spells of rain, intermixed with some drier interludes. Further south and southeast there is a greater likelihood of drier, brighter weather with a low possibility of more prolonged settled spells here. Temperatures will vary through the period, but probably averaging out slight above average for the time of year, with an increasing risk of overnight frost in the more settled spells.

Updated at: 1220 on Tue 27 Sep 2016

Weather map

Tue 2300

Weather forecast map for Bristol

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