Monthly climate in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Last updated: June 26, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Bristol features a oceanic climate (Cfb). Temperatures typically range between 5 °C (42 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -6 °C (22 °F) or can rise to as high as 32 °C (90 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 850 mm (33.5 inches) and receives 142 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Bristol enjoys an average of 2974 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 7 hours 53 minutes to 16 hours 32 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Bristol, England, United Kingdom §

The warmest months in Bristol are June, July and August, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 16 to 18 °C (61 - 64 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in January, February and December, when daily mean temperatures range from 5 to 7 °C (42 - 44 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Bristol experiences 12 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 23 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 14°C
(58°F)
18°C
(64°F)
21°C
(71°F)
23°C
(74°F)
26°C
(79°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(87°F)
32°C
(90°F)
29°C
(84°F)
23°C
(73°F)
16°C
(62°F)
14°C
(58°F)
Mean maximum 12°C
(54°F)
14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(63°F)
21°C
(71°F)
23°C
(74°F)
27°C
(80°F)
29°C
(84°F)
27°C
(81°F)
25°C
(76°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(59°F)
13°C
(56°F)
Average high 8°C
(46°F)
9°C
(49°F)
11°C
(52°F)
14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(62°F)
20°C
(68°F)
22°C
(72°F)
20°C
(69°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(58°F)
11°C
(52°F)
9°C
(48°F)
Daily mean 5°C
(42°F)
6°C
(44°F)
7°C
(46°F)
9°C
(49°F)
12°C
(55°F)
16°C
(61°F)
18°C
(64°F)
17°C
(63°F)
15°C
(59°F)
12°C
(53°F)
8°C
(47°F)
7°C
(44°F)
Average low 3°C
(37°F)
3°C
(38°F)
4°C
(40°F)
5°C
(41°F)
8°C
(47°F)
12°C
(53°F)
14°C
(57°F)
13°C
(56°F)
11°C
(52°F)
8°C
(48°F)
5°C
(42°F)
4°C
(40°F)
Mean minimum -3°C
(26°F)
-2°C
(28°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
1°C
(34°F)
7°C
(45°F)
10°C
(50°F)
9°C
(48°F)
5°C
(41°F)
2°C
(36°F)
-1°C
(30°F)
-2°C
(28°F)
Minimum -4°C
(25°F)
-5°C
(23°F)
-6°C
(22°F)
-3°C
(27°F)
0°C
(33°F)
6°C
(44°F)
7°C
(46°F)
8°C
(46°F)
2°C
(36°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
-2°C
(28°F)
-5°C
(24°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Bristol, England, United Kingdom §

Bristol usually has the most precipitation in August, October and December, with an average of 13 rainy days and 90 mm (3.5 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Bristol are January, April and September. On average, 54 mm (2.1 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56 (2.2) 67 (2.6) 74 (2.9) 50 (2.0) 73 (2.9) 72 (2.8) 68 (2.7) 78 (3.1) 55 (2.2) 101 (4.0) 66 (2.6) 90 (3.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 10 13 14 8 11 12 11 12 9 14 13 15

Monthly sunshine hours in Bristol, England, United Kingdom §

The sunniest months in Bristol are May, June and July, when the sun shines an average of 12 hours 23 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Bristol: January, November and December receive an average of 3 hours 34 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 89 142 194 308 381 364 395 347 284 231 131 108
Mean daily daylight hours 8h 24m 9h 58m 11h 55m 13h 54m 15h 38m 16h 32m 16h 3m 14h 30m 12h 35m 10h 36m 8h 50m 7h 53m

Solar UV radiation in Bristol, England, United Kingdom §

Bristol experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in May, July and August, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 7 - 9, which corresponds to the High / Very High category of sun exposure. January, November and December are in the Low exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 2. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Bristol UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 1 3 4 5 7 3 9 7 5 3 2 1