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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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  • Overcast 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    6 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light shower day Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 90% 60% 20% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 3 17 SW 3 14 SW 4 13 SSW 3 11 S 6 17 SSW 8 22 SSW 10 25 SSW 11 26 SW 9 23 SSW 10 24 SW 11 25 SW 11 25 SW 11 25 SW 11 25 SW 11 25 SW 11 24 SW 10 23 SW 10 22 SW 9 21 SSW 10 22 SSW 11 23 SSW 11 23 SSW 11 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G M G G G G VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92% 93% 91% 90% 88% 87% 85% 85% 83% 83% 83% 83% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast
<5% 10% 20% 50% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 22 SSW 10 23 SSW 11 25 WSW 9 21 W 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 11 SW 3 6 SSE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 84% 91% 87% 74% 69% 82% 89%
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1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 4 10 SW 7 14 SSW 7 13 SW 7 14 WSW 8 15 W 9 18 WSW 7 14 WNW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 92% 92% 88% 82% 81% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 10 °
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12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 11 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 9 NNW 6 12 NNW 9 17 NNW 8 15 NW 5 9 WNW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 90% 88% 84% 71% 66% 77% 85%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 5 8 W 7 12 W 9 15 WNW 10 20 WNW 13 25 WNW 13 24 WNW 11 20 WNW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 89% 88% 86% 79% 78% 85% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
01:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 18 WNW 8 15 NW 7 13 NW 8 15 NNW 10 19 NNW 9 17 NNW 7 13 NW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 84% 84% 82% 70% 70% 76% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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