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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 day 15 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    7 °C

Monday (Monday 24 September 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
Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 4 12 NW 3 10 NW 3 7 NNW 3 6 NNW 4 7 NNW 4 8 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 10 N 4 9 N 3 7 NNE 2 5 E 2 4 ESE 2 4 SE 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
90% 85% 76% 68% 62% 54% 49% 47% 45% 45% 46% 49% 56% 64% 70% 75% 78%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 2 4 E 2 5 E 2 4 ESE 2 5 ESE 3 6 SE 3 6 SE 3 7 SE 4 8 SE 4 9 SE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 5 11 S 6 13 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 8 15 SSW 7 15 SSW 7 16 SSW 7 16 SSW 7 16 SSW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 80% 82% 84% 85% 84% 84% 84% 79% 75% 69% 61% 52% 49% 49% 49% 49% 52% 56% 60% 64% 67% 70% 74%
UV index
1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 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 Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 15 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 14 SSW 6 13 SSW 5 12 SSW 6 11 SW 7 14 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 5 9 SW 4 6
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
75% 77% 81% 82% 72% 61% 57% 73% 88%
UV index
2 4 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 14 ° 18 ° 20 ° 17 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 16 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 6 S 3 5 SSE 3 5 S 4 9 SSW 6 15 SW 7 15 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 94% 95% 84% 64% 59% 76% 84%
UV index
2 4 2
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 9 NE 6 11 NE 7 13 NE 10 20 NE 11 23 NE 12 24 ENE 10 18 ENE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 89% 81% 67% 59% 67% 75%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 18:56 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 11 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 8 15 ENE 7 13 ENE 7 12 E 7 15 ENE 8 17 NE 7 15 NE 6 11 ENE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 84% 87% 76% 62% 61% 70% 80%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 18:54 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 9 SSE 5 9 NE 5 9 NE 6 13 NNE 8 17 N 8 16 N 7 12 NNW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 87% 89% 79% 67% 66% 72% 77%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Waning 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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