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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017 weather forecast

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Thu 10 AugSun 13 Aug 2017

Along with Wallace & Gromit and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is now one of the city's most famous exports; an annual event that brings together enthusiasts and tourists alike.

This year's Fiesta is set to take place on the weekend of the 10-13 August, and will attract up to half a million visitors to see its wondrous displays and take part in events.

Twice a day at 6am and 6pm - and depending on the weather - more than 100 hot air balloons will ascend from the Fiesta's site at Ashton Court. Residents and visitors in Bristol will be able to admire the breath-taking view from miles around.

There is also entertainment to be had at ground level, with a fairground, local live music and food stalls.

How will the weather impact the Balloon Fiesta?

"Early balloon flights shouldn’t be hindered by the weather on Friday morning, but rain will arrive by lunch time and the wind will pick up from the west during the afternoon.

"Conditions across the skies of Bristol are looking good for the weekend. Winds will be moderate northwesterly on Saturday, with early cloud but brighter skies likely later as the winds ease. A cool and clear evening will follow and a chilly start to Sunday morning.

"Light and variable breezes on Sunday with the risk of a little mist and fog first thing, but a fine day in prospect."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

 

Check the Bristol weather forecast if you are planning to attend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

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  • Overcast 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy shower day 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
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Warnings
Fog Overcast Mist
20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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11 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 3 3 SSE 3 4 SSE 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VP M P
Humidity Expand
99% 98% 97%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Fog Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night
10% <5% <5% <5% 20% <5% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 80% 80% 90% 90% 40% 30%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 3 6 SE 5 9 SE 4 10 SE 2 10 NE 1 6 E 3 7 SE 3 8 SE 5 9 SE 5 12 SE 5 13 SE 5 12 SE 6 13 SE 8 14 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 15 SSE 6 15 SSE 7 17 SSE 8 20 SE 9 22 SE 11 26 SSE 13 31 SSE 14 31 S 13 30 S 13 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M VP M M M M M M M G G G G G M M G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
96% 94% 95% 96% 98% 98% 95% 94% 95% 94% 93% 91% 87% 87% 86% 85% 83% 82% 87% 88% 88% 89% 87% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 18:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain
10% 50% 50% 20% 10% <5% 10% 10% 80%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 °
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10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 13 28 S 13 27 WSW 13 30 W 14 29 W 14 29 WSW 13 27 SW 10 20 SSE 10 22 SSE 15 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
88% 90% 90% 90% 83% 63% 62% 74% 86%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 18:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light rain Cloudy
40% 30% 40% 40% 70% 70% 60% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 14 31 SSW 17 36 SSW 20 42 SSW 22 45 SW 23 49 WSW 22 45 WSW 20 43 WSW 19 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG M M VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 78% 77% 75% 78% 82% 80% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 18:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 18 37 W 17 34 W 16 33 W 16 33 W 18 37 W 17 35 W 13 26 WSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 77% 76% 70% 67% 70% 76% 82%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower night Light rain
10% 80% 60% 60% 80% 60% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 22 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SSW 12 23 SSW 12 22 SSW 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
87% 91% 92% 92% 92% 90% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 12 22 SW 11 21 SSW 11 20 SW 11 20 SW 13 24 SW 12 23 SSW 11 20 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 92% 90% 83% 82% 88% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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10-13 August - Check the Bristol weather forecast for the International Balloon Fiesta.

For further information about the Bristol event, visit the official  Bristol International Balloon Fiesta website.

Clive Bailey from  Bailey Balloons explains how he uses balloon forecasts from the Met Office and how important they are to his business.

Weather Forecasting for Ballooning (PDF, 113 kB)

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