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Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018 weather forecast

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Thu 9 AugSun 12 Aug 2018

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.

The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 hot air balloons from across the globe.

This year's Fiesta is set to take place on the weekend of the 9 - 12  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.Check the Bristol weather forecast if you are planning to attend the Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

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  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Overcast 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 13 November 2018)
Now 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
30% 60% 60% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 13 28 SW 10 25 SW 7 20 SW 7 17 SW 10 21 SW 11 22 SW 10 20 SW 9 19 SSW 8 17 SSW 7 18 SSW 8 19 SSW 8 20 SSW 9 21 SSW 8 21 S 9 21 S 9 22 S 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 86% 85% 80% 75% 72% 69% 67% 70% 75% 79% 83% 83% 84% 85% 85% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 16:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 14 November 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 9 22 S 9 22 S 9 23 S 9 23 S 10 23 S 10 23 S 10 23 S 10 23 S 9 22 S 10 23 S 11 24 S 12 25 S 12 26 S 11 24 S 11 22 S 9 20 S 9 18 SSE 8 19 SSE 7 17 SSE 7 16 SSE 6 15 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 13 SSE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity
84% 83% 82% 80% 79% 79% 78% 80% 81% 79% 77% 75% 72% 72% 71% 72% 77% 83% 87% 89% 91% 91% 92% 92%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 16:23 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 15 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light rain Overcast
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 5 12 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SSE 8 16 SSE 11 21 SSE 10 19 SSE 8 15 SSE 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
92% 95% 94% 93% 87% 88% 93% 95%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 16:22 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 16 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Drizzle
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 5 10 SSE 5 9 SE 5 9 SE 6 12 SE 8 15 ESE 7 14 ESE 8 15 ESE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M G G G G
Humidity
95% 96% 96% 95% 89% 88% 92% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 16:20 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 17 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 9 17 E 9 17 E 9 18 E 10 19 E 10 21 E 10 19 ENE 9 18 ENE 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 93% 90% 82% 76% 84% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 16:19 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 18 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 9 18 ENE 10 19 ENE 10 19 ENE 11 21 ENE 13 25 ENE 12 23 ENE 11 22 ENE 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 90% 90% 89% 73% 72% 80% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 16:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 19 November 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 12 22 ENE 12 23 ENE 12 23 ENE 13 25 ENE 16 30 ENE 14 26 ENE 13 25 ENE 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 86% 86% 83% 73% 73% 78% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 16:16 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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9 - 12 August - Check the Bristol weather forecast for the International Balloon Fiesta.

Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the event site. Alongside the fantastic site of hot air balloons filling the skies, there are trade stands, fairground rides and entertainment to enjoy.

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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