Bristol Airport has seen the start of its busiest time of the year. 8 flights left in the space of just 20 minutes this morning, with travellers heading to destinations such as Malta, Palma and Sharm el Sheik.
56,000 people will leave from the airport over the next few days - an average of 120 flights and 14,500 passengers every day.
As Tanya Mercer reports, there are those coming back home to the south west for Christmas too:
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Wednesday will be wet to start with and will remain overcast for much of the morning, perhaps with mist and hill fog for some.
Wednesday will start damp and cloudy, perhaps with mist and hill fog for some.
A light breeze winds across the region, with clouds and rainy spells. There may be mist or fog in places.