Strong gusts of wind and heavy downpours are set to hit Bristol over the coming week, but the city will be treated to some sunshine too.
A yellow weather warning for wind is in place across the South West tomorrow (Tuesday, August 25) and Wednesday, issued by The Met Office.
Forecasters predict gusts will reach highs of 50mph on Tuesday, which is when the weather looks to be at its worst next week.
Wind speeds are predicted to drop on Wednesday, but the alert remains in place.
Monday, August 24 is likely to see showers in the morning make way for patches of sun, while Thursday and Friday will likely see sunny spells interspersed with light showers.
“A spell of strong winds is likely to develop across the southwest of England and Wales on Tuesday morning, before spreading east across other parts of England and Wales overnight, clearing into the North Sea on Wednesday afternoon,” said The Met Office.
“Gusts of wind are likely to exceed 50 mph for quite a few places, with exposed coasts and hills seeing gusts in excess of 60 mph.
“Whilst not exceptional, winds this strong are unusual for August, with possible transport disruption and impacts on outdoor activities.”
Met Office forecast for week ahead in Bristol
This is how the week ahead in Bristol looks, according to The Met Office.
This Evening and Tonight (August 23)
A largely dry evening for many with the odd shower possible but also some late sunshine as winds turn light. Becoming cloudier overnight with rain edging in from the west, perhaps heavy with a rumble of thunder.
Minimum temperature 13 °C.
Overnight rain clearing east through the morning, leaves a mostly dry afternoon, with spells of sunshine developing, although the odd shower is possible. Thicker cloud approaches the far west overnight.
Maximum temperature 22 °C.
Tuesday to Thursday:
Wet and windy on Tuesday with heavy persistent rain and gales likely.
The wind and rain beginning to ease overnight leaving sunny spells and showers on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday (August 28) – Sunday, September 6
The period begins generally unsettled, albeit with lighter winds than of late, but still accompanied by showers or longer spells of rain for most. Perhaps drier for most through the Bank Holiday weekend with sunny spells and the odd shower.
Temperatures should be near or slightly below the seasonable average, with a potential for some frost overnight, but otherwise feeling warm in any sunnier spells.
Although confidence is rather low, it is likely that the first part of September will see a return to more changeable weather, with the north unsettled and the south generally drier.
Temperatures will probably be around average in the north, with any particularly warm spells most likely in the south.