Bristol is the eight most populous city in the UK, with an estimated population of over 449.000 in 2016. It is one of the most densely populated parts of the UK and after London the second largest city in the southern region. The growth rate of the population is one of the highest in the country.
As an island nation with temperate maritime climate, the UK is prone to variable weather conditions. The main hazards caused by climate change that Bristol might suffer are coastal, river and pluvial flooding, droughts and sea-level rise.