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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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Light rain 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Light shower day 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 17 SSW 8 21 SSW 7 21 S 7 22 S 8 23 S 9 25 S 10 26 SSW 9 26 SSW 11 27 SW 13 29 SW 12 28 SW 11 25 SW 12 27 SW 14 30 SW 15 32 SW 14 30 WSW 14 30 WSW 12 28 WSW 11 26 SW 11 25 SW 10 25 SSW 10 25 SSW 10 25 SSW 12 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG M VG P M G G G VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 83% 81% 83% 91% 92% 94% 93% 94% 92% 91% 88% 83% 81% 85% 88% 88% 87% 86% 85% 85% 87% 86% 87%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 33 SSW 18 38 SSW 20 42 WSW 17 35 WSW 14 28 SW 13 26 SW 12 24 SW 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG M G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 85% 86% 84% 82% 83% 82%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 12 24 SW 12 23 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 15 29 SW 12 24 SW 11 20 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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84% 84% 84% 83% 72% 73% 83% 84%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 5 ° 4 °
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2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 9 16 WNW 8 15 NW 8 14 NW 8 14 NW 10 19 NW 8 16 W 6 10 SW 6 11
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
86% 87% 86% 87% 74% 71% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
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Warnings
Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast
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Temperature (°C)
4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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SSW 8 15 SSW 8 16 SW 9 17 SSW 10 18 SW 11 21 SW 13 23 WSW 12 22 WSW 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G M G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 89% 90% 90% 91% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 12 23 WSW 11 20 WSW 10 18 WSW 10 18 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 20 SW 12 22
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
95% 95% 96% 96% 93% 92% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 16:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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