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Forecast summary

Regional forecast for West Midlands

Unsettled with rain or showers. Very strong winds.

Today:

A very windy day with strong to gale force winds, the strongest in the south, gradually easing later in the day. Rather cloudy and feeling colder with showery rain, locally heavy, becoming less frequent later. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Tonight:

Winds gradually easing but still a windy night for most. It will be cold with clear spells, but some outbreaks of rain remain possible over northern hills, wintry at times. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Tuesday:

A windy, chilly and bright start but outbreaks of showery rain will move south through the day, locally wintry over hills. Winds will turn northerly and ease later too. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining cold with light winds on Wednesday and Thursday. Mainly dry with scattered wintry showers and overnight frosts. Windier with possible rain and hill snow arriving from the south Friday.

Updated at: 0157 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Severe gales in the south with squally showers. Calmer elsewhere.

Today:

Severe gales in southern areas with gusts of 60-70mph, possibly 80mph over exposed coasts, but these easing later in the day. Rather cloudy with frequent squally showers in the south. Drier, less windy with sunny spells further north.

Tonight:

Gales easing in the south, but remaining windy. Further showery rain in southern and central areas. Drier and clearer with light winds in the north, a patchy frost in Scotland.

Tuesday:

Winds easing but some local gales still likely in the south. Showery rain moving south, wintry over high ground, especially in the north. A colder day for all parts.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cold, easing winds and mainly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with scattered wintry showers and overnight frosts. Stronger winds with further rain in the south on Friday.

Updated at: 0149 on Mon 8 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 12 Feb 2016 to Sunday 21 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. It will turn drier briefly before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Feb 2016 to Monday 7 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By late February there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0149 on Mon 8 Feb 2016