When is the best time to go to Bristol?

When is the best time to go to Bristol? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Bristol are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • The coldest months are January and February

Annual weather in Bristol

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Weather details in Bristol month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Bristol for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Bristol

Bristol enjoys a temperate oceanic climate (with warm summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Bristol is 58°F (ranging from 47°F in january to 70°F in july). Annual rainfall is 22.8in, with a minimum of 1.3in in september and a maximum of 2.3in in october.
  • Between january and march the climate is very unfavorable. In average, on the morning it is 41°F.
  • From april to august the climate is okay. At lunchtime, it's 68°F in average and it rains in august about 2.2in.
  • In the month of september the climate is favorable. At lunchtime, it's 65°F in average and, in september, 2 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of october the climate is not good, but still OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 54°F and it rains in october about 2.3in.
  • In november the climate is bad. At lunchtime, it's 52°F in average and it rains about 13% of the time in november.
  • In december the climate is the worst possible. It is for example 49°F as maximum temperature in december and, in december, 4 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Bristol

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Bristol: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Bristol

Find out when Bristol has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Bristol

  • Very low season in Bristol
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: February and March.
  • Low season in Bristol
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, April and November.
  • High season in Bristol
    The number of visitors to Bristol is high in: May and June.
  • Peak season in Bristol
    The largest number of tourists visiting Bristol is during: July, August, September, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Bristol month by month

Best time for low prices in Bristol

Average prices of hotels in Bristol month by month

Generally, February is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Bristol. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, June is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Bristol

A return flight between London and Bristol is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 100 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 64 more for your airline ticket to Bristol if you go in april.

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Average price of hiring a car in Bristol

On average, it costs $ 48 per day to hire a car in Bristol. This price varies by $ 16 depending on the month. In april, hiring a car costs an average of $ 40 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in august is $ 55.

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