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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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    16 °C

Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 14 W 9 14 W 9 16 W 9 16 W 8 15 W 8 14 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
65% 63% 62% 65% 66% 66% 68% 69% 71% 72%
UV index
5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 13 W 6 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 4 10 WSW 4 9 WSW 4 9 WSW 5 11 SW 5 11 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 W 5 11 W 6 13 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 7 15 W 7 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 8 15 W 7 15 W 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 79% 82% 83% 83% 83% 82% 79% 75% 70% 66% 61% 57% 53% 51% 51% 51% 52% 54% 57% 58% 61% 66% 68%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 5 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 12 W 5 10 NNW 5 9 NW 4 8 WNW 7 15 W 9 19 W 9 21 WSW 8 18 W 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 72% 68% 67% 56% 47% 40% 46% 65%
UV index
1 4 7 5 1
Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 26 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 15 ° 21 ° 25 ° 27 ° 26 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 16 ° 21 ° 25 ° 26 ° 24 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 4 7 WNW 3 4 E 2 5 SE 3 10 SSW 5 15 SW 8 20 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 85% 79% 54% 39% 35% 39% 57%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 27 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 10 SSW 4 8 SSW 6 12 SW 8 17 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 W 10 21 WSW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 84% 84% 65% 52% 50% 55% 71%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 28 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 13 W 6 11 W 4 8 W 8 17 W 9 20 W 11 23 W 10 20 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 82% 82% 61% 52% 48% 46% 64%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 29 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 10 SW 6 11 SSW 7 12 WSW 10 20 SW 12 25 SSW 12 24 SW 11 21 SSW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G M
Humidity
78% 79% 76% 66% 59% 59% 65% 76%
UV index
1 3 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Full
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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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