If you’ve dreamt of soaking up the sunshine like the celebs do, but you can’t be dealing with catching a flight or booking a holiday right now, then you may be pleased to know that parts of the weekend will see temperatures in Bristol rise higher than those in Los Angeles. According to forecasts from the Met Office, Bristol will reach highs of 26C today (Friday, July 8) while LA temperatures look set to reach just 24C.
Then on Saturday and Sunday, Bristol is forecast to see highs of 25C, while across the pond in LA they too could be basking in 25C heat – though for them it will feel a degree or so cooler. And that’s not all – wind gusts here in Bristol will drop when temperatures reach their peak, compared to Los Angeles which will see gusts of around 18-19mph when temperatures are at their highest, bringing even a slight bit of relief.
It’s definitely an excuse for Bristolians to get out and enjoy the sunshine, with plenty going on in the way of events this weekend including the long-awaited return of the Pride parade. Be warned that UV levels are ‘very high’ here in the UK, with pollen also ‘high’ – so be sure you’re prepared and protected.
The official Met Office South West England weather forecast (for the period between Friday, July 8 and Tuesday, July 12) is as follows:
Any morning low cloud will soon clear to leave a fine and dry day, with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling warm or very warm, with light winds for all. Maximum temperature 27C.
A fine evening with plenty of sunshine ahead of dusk. Cloud thickening from the north during the early hours, though staying dry. Minimum temperature 10C.
Morning cloud will soon clear to leave a fine and dry day, with plenty of sunny spells. Feeling warm with light winds. Maximum temperature 26C.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:
A dry and settled period of weather, with prolonged spells of sunshine. Temperatures above average, turning increasingly hot. Winds staying light.
UK long range weather forecast (Tuesday, July 12 – Thursday, July 21)
The Met Office says: “Fine and dry conditions with plenty of sunshine are expected across southern parts of the UK next week and into the following weekend. It will be widely very warm here, potentially hot at times.
“Meanwhile, the north is likely to become cloudier with a chance of rain, especially in the northwest, where it may be cooler with fresh winds. Temperatures mostly near normal here but feeling warm or very warm in the northeast.
“Progressing further into July, northern parts of the UK are likely to remain rather unsettled. These conditions perhaps becoming more widespread towards the end of the period and bringing cooler air further south. Dry weather is likely to continue for the far south and southwest, though some showers remain possible at times.”