Close window
Close window
This section of the new site isn't ready yet. We've brought you back to the current site.

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2019

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Thu 8 AugSun 11 Aug 2019

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 8 - 11 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.

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    3 °C

Monday (Monday 18 February 2019)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 80% 60% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 5 20 SSW 7 20 SSW 8 20 SSW 9 21 SSW 10 22 SW 10 22 SW 11 22 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 23 WSW 9 22 WSW 9 21 WSW 9 21 WSW 8 20 WSW 9 21 WSW 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G VG VG VG VG M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 85% 85% 82% 77% 74% 70% 73% 76% 72% 70% 70% 72% 76% 79% 82% 84% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 February 2019)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 21 WSW 8 20 WSW 8 19 WSW 8 19 WSW 7 18 WSW 7 17 SW 6 16 SW 6 16 SW 6 16 SW 7 16 SW 8 17 SW 10 19 SW 11 21 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 11 21 SW 10 20 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 20 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 89% 89% 89% 88% 88% 88% 86% 83% 77% 71% 64% 62% 62% 62% 65% 67% 71% 74% 76% 77% 80% 80%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:32 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 23 SSW 10 22 SSW 11 22 SSW 12 23 SSW 14 28 SSW 13 25 SSW 11 21 SSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 81% 81% 82% 75% 79% 86% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 9 18 SSW 9 16 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 17 SSW 11 21 SSW 10 21 S 8 16 S 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 93% 94% 91% 81% 76% 85% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 13 ° 15 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 12 ° 13 ° 10 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 16 S 8 16 S 8 15 SSE 8 16 S 9 19 S 9 18 SSE 8 14 SE 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 89% 74% 67% 82% 90%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 23 February 2019)
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 Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 10 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 10 ° 11 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 13 SE 7 12 SE 7 12 SE 8 14 SE 10 20 SE 10 19 SE 8 14 SSE 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 93% 94% 91% 76% 70% 81% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 24 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 6 10 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 8 SSE 5 10 S 6 14 S 6 12 SSE 5 8 SSE 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 94% 95% 91% 80% 78% 85% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
< Bristol last 24 hours Issued at:

8 - 11 August 2019 - 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)

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn