Met Office and BBC Weather forecast for Bristol as temperatures set to tumble amid ‘northerly air mass’

By Dave Shepherd

Temperatures look set to drop for Bristol over the coming days as a ‘northerly air mass’ looms.

Temperatures in September were unseasonably warm and so far, October has also seen warmer-than-average temperatures, with the mercury hitting 20C mark in a number of areas.

There will be more sunny spells across the city today, with temperatures expected to hover around 20C from 2pm.

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It will feel slightly cooler tomorrow, with peak temperatures of 18C expected. Afternoon temperatures are unlikely to get much about 15C all week.

The BBC reports temperatures across the city are expected to dip from Sunday when a “northerly air mass moves in.”

Recent predictions have so far varied for this month, with reports the UK is experiencing an ‘Indian summer’ before the cold moves in at the end of the month.

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Senior Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said earlier this week that snow may fall towards the end of October and early November.

And while the Met Office long range forecast reveals a 'colder settled period becoming established by early November'.

The Met Office said earlier this week: A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Away from the highest ground of the UK, the chances of snowfall are extremely low.

"Obviously, at this range, we cannot be 100% certain, but there isn’t a strong signal for snow at low elevation.

"It is possible to get snow at any time of year in the uplands of Britain, but in the mountainous areas, rather than the lowlands."

What does BBC Weather predict over coming days?

Today: This afternoon will be a warm, dry day. There will be plenty of sunny spells and patchy cloud cover. Breezes will be gentle.

Tonight: Will be dry with clear spells at first, but it will then turn cloudier overnight. Mist and fog patches will develop for many under calm conditions. A mild night.

Saturday: Tomorrow will start largely cloudy but will be dry for most. However, a few scattered showers may drift in from the north-west during the afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday will see high pressure build, bringing dry and sunny weather to most areas. Continuing similar on Monday, with some patchy cloud and sunny spells, and just a chance of the odd spot of light patchy rain in places. Tuesday will see more fine weather, but a few showers are possible, but it will be quite a cool day with a northerly air mass moving in.

The Met Office 5-day forecast

Today: Another grey start, but bright or sunny spells developing by the afternoon. Feeling warm in the sunshine with light winds. A few showers possible across eastern counties later. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

Tonight: Variable amounts of cloud with some clear spells developing. Some local mist and fog patches forming in places. Fairly warm with temperatures above average. Minimum temperature 11 °C.

Saturday: Early fog on Saturday gradually clearing to leave a mainly dry afternoon with warm sunny spells. Cloud increasing from the north overnight into Sunday. Maximum temperature 18 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday: Cloudier overnight and briefly on Sunday with a few showers, before the sunshine returns later and for Monday. Mostly dry and fine for Tuesday with variable amounts of cloud.


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