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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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  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    6 °C

Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
Now 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 50% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 4 6 ESE 6 10 E 8 14 E 8 15 E 8 18 E 8 17 E 8 16 E 8 14 E 7 13 ENE 8 14 NE 8 15 NNE 9 17 NNE 11 20 NNE 11 21 NNE 11 21 NNE 10 21 N 10 21 N 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G M M M G G M G G G G G G G G
Humidity
91% 88% 89% 88% 89% 90% 89% 86% 85% 86% 86% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 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
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 20% 50% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 9 19 N 9 18 N 8 17 N 8 15 N 7 14 N 7 13 N 6 13 N 7 13 N 7 13 N 7 13 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 8 15 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G M M G G G G G G G G G VG VG G G G G
Humidity
88% 88% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 86% 85% 83% 82% 81% 79% 78% 79% 79% 81% 83% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:28 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 7 14 NE 7 15 NE 8 16 NNE 8 17 NNE 13 26 NNE 16 31 NNE 17 33 NNE 17 32 NNE 18 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 87% 89% 90% 79% 72% 70% 69% 73%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:30 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
60% 90% 90% 90% 80% 60% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 19 37 N 19 37 N 19 37 N 19 37 N 18 35 NNW 17 33 NNW 15 28 NW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M M M M G
Humidity
79% 84% 88% 86% 83% 79% 79% 82%
UV index
1 1 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 11 21 WNW 10 19 W 10 18 W 12 23 W 14 29 WSW 16 32 SW 13 25 SSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
83% 85% 85% 72% 57% 59% 69% 82%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 2 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
50% 70% 50% 20% 40% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 23 S 12 22 SSW 11 21 SSW 13 25 SW 14 27 SW 13 26 SW 11 21 SSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 89% 89% 77% 68% 66% 70% 80%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:34 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 3 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 7 13 SSW 7 13 S 7 14 S 10 20 SW 12 25 SW 12 24 SW 11 21 SW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 88% 75% 65% 65% 69% 77%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: Waning 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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