Will there be a heatwave in Bristol in April 2023? Temperatures to hit close to 20°C says Met Office forecast

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Bristol is set to bear the brunt of hotter than normal temperatures as a mini heatwave hits the UK in April, according to the Met Office.

Spring has well and truly arrived in Bristol and temperatures are set to soar even further as April continues. So get your sunglasses on and take your woolly winter jumpers off, as the Met Office has forecast temperatures as high as 18°C for Bristolians as early as next week.

This will be a welcome change for many up and down the country, who have borne the brunt of miserable, stormy and overcast weather of late. People will be hoping that this is also a signal of the warmer days ahead, as well as showing that the countdown to summer is well and truly underway.

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The difference in temperature is set to be quite drastic over the course of the next few days. On Wednesday (April 12), Bristol saw highs of a mild 9°C, but in just five days’ time, on April 17, this will skyrocket to a much warmer 18°C.

As the temperature continues to rise in south west England over the weekend, conditions will become drier - and for even more good news sunnier - all over the region. It is not all sunshine and rainbows, though, as by the end of the week the city will see overcast conditions and the odd shower.

Here is everything you need to know about the Met Office weather forecast for Bristol from April 12 to April 16. Including the exact days the April mini heatwave-esque temperatures will arrive.

Met Office weather forecast for Bristol

A springtime heatwave could be hitting Bristol this and next week, says the Met Office - Credit: AdobeA springtime heatwave could be hitting Bristol this and next week, says the Met Office - Credit: Adobe
A springtime heatwave could be hitting Bristol this and next week, says the Met Office - Credit: Adobe | Lucia - stock.adobe.com

Wednesday April 12

Showers merging into longer periods of rain with heavy bursts. Hail and thunder are possible in places. A drier end to the day with some sunshine, especially in the west. Very windy with severe gales on coasts. Feeling unseasonably cold. Maximum temperature 11°C.

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Staying windy this evening, but gales gradually become confined to coasts. Turning much drier with long clear periods and becoming chilly. Further showers, possibly heavy returning to western areas later. Minimum temperature 5°C.

Thursday April 13

A drier and brighter day for most with sunny spells. Scattered showers developing, these turning locally heavy, but some places staying dry. Feeling a little warmer with much lighter winds. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Outlook for Friday April 14 to Sunday April 1

Breezy on Friday with outbreaks of rain, then a fine day on Saturday with sunny spells and lighter winds. Rather cloudy on Sunday with rain and drizzle. Temperatures are gradually rising to highs of 18°C to start next week.

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