Bristol heatwave June 2022: what temperatures can we expect - as weather forecast predicts warm weekend

Weather experts such as the Met Office and AccuWeather predict high-tempered temperatures to arrive in Bristol this week - with high 20s expected, as per the Met Office.

<p>People have actually started saying good morning to one another and may even comment on the weather or how nice the dog looks, Alexander McCall Smith has found (Picture: Ben Birchall/PA)</p>

People have actually started saying good morning to one another and may even comment on the weather or how nice the dog looks, Alexander McCall Smith has found (Picture: Ben Birchall/PA)

As the summer months grow closer by the day, so do the hopes of Bristolians who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of boiling hot weather in order to enjoy outside time with friends and family.

Bristol boasts a number of various epic activities that will be just that more enjoyable with good conditions, especially the numerous walks and trails throughout the city.

Especially with Father’s Day looming, what better way to spend time with the father figure in your life than by enjoying a tasty meal whilst basking in the hot sunshine.

However,  the United Kingdom is not best known for its great weather, as too often rainy clouds arrive and bring miserable weather to Bristol - but this week, that is all changing.

Weather experts such as the Met Office and AccuWeather are predicting a heatwave to bring summer temperatures to Bristol - with record highs for 2022.

Here is everything you need to know about the weather forecast in Bristol for the week commencing Monday, 13 June 2022.

What is a heatwave?

The Canary and Balearic Islands are currently on “very high” summer heatwave alert (Photo: Getty Images)

The word ‘heatwave’ is thrown around regularly when it comes to weather forecasts across the globe - but what is a heatwave?

According to the Met Office, a heatwave is an extended period of hot weather relative to the expected conditions of the area at that time of the year.

In the United Kingdom, this is the criteria the weather must meet to be considered a heatwave:

  • When a location records three consecutive days with a maximum temperature that exceeds the threshold (this varies depending on the county)

For example, Bristol and the surrounding South West region has a threshold of between 26-27℃.

Will there be a heatwave in Bristol?

Traditional Georgian houses seen on a sunny day in the centre of Bristol.

Bristolians will be able to not just wipe not just the sweat from their brow but their worry that a heatwave will not be hitting the city this summer as experts at the Met Office are predicting record-scorching temperatures to arrive across the South West of England this week.

The hottest day of 2022 was previously Tuesday, 13 May which saw highs of 27.5℃ - but one day in Bristol is expected to beat that this week, meaning a heatwave will finally arrive - but when exactly?

What is the daily weather forecast for Bristol this week?

Here is the daily weather forecast for the Bristol region for the week commencing Monday, 13 June 2022, according to the Met Office:

  • Monday, 13 June - Cloudy beginning, sunny afternoon (19℃)
  • Tuesday, 14 June - Sunny and warm all day (22℃)
  • Wednesday, 15 June - Sunny and warm all day (22℃)
  • Thursday, 16 June - Cloudy and dry all day (24℃)
  • Friday, 17 June - Sunny and warm all day (28℃)
  • Saturday, 18 June - Sunny intervals in morning, rainy afternoon (23℃)
  • Sunday, 19 June - Sunny and warm all day (21℃)

What is the Met Office’s long range weather forecast for the UK?

People have actually started saying good morning to one another and may even comment on the weather or how nice the dog looks, Alexander McCall Smith has found (Picture: Ben Birchall/PA)

So, it looks like a heatwave is finally arriving in Bristol - but will it extend out to the rest of June across the country?

The Met Office has issued the following long-range weather forecast for the United Kingdom for the period of Friday, 17 June to Sunday, 26 June:

“A fine and dry start to this period for most, except for the north, where it will be cloudy, breezy, and possibly wet,” it reads.

“These conditions will edge southwards, with just a risk of isolated showers for the south. Temperatures are expected to be warm for most and closer to average in the north, but possibly very warm or hot in the south, which could bring thundery conditions.

“A northwesterly wind is likely through the weekend, which may bring cooler temperatures, however there is a chance for warm weather to remain in the south.

“Fine but generally unsettled weather can be expected throughout the rest of this period, with the possibility of some showers or longer spells of rain mainly in the northwest and continued possible thundery outbreaks in the south.”